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Black Fungus is increasing at an alarming rate, Maharashtra including several states are marked Red Zone: Read Full Report

Along with the corona infection in the country, now black fungus is spreading rapidly. The Central Government has written a letter to all the states and cautioned them to declare it a disease notified under the Pandemic Act. Let us know that more than 100 patients have died in this country so far from this dangerous black fungus. Maharashtra has the highest number of deaths at 90. 14 and 10 people have died in Haryana and Madhya Pradesh respectively.

On the other hand, Union Minister Mansukh Mandavia made a big announcement on Thursday that the issue of Amphotericin-B deficiency, a drug useful in the treatment of Mucoramycosis (Black Fungus), will be resolved soon. Many new pharmaceutical companies have been approved to manufacture this drug.

He said that Indian companies have also placed orders for import of six lakh doses of Amphotericin-B. We are making every effort to normalize the situation. The minister said that Amcure Pharmaceuticals, Natco Pharma, Gufic Bioscience, Alembic Pharmaceuticals and Lyca Pharmaceuticals have been approved for the production of Amphotericin-B in recent times.

He said that companies like Mylan, BDR Pharma, Sun Pharma and Cipla are already engaged in the production of this drug.

States that are worse affected:

Maharashtra-

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday that the biggest cause of concern in the state at this time is Mucaramicosis or Black Fungus, due to which 90 people have lost their lives here. He said that the state government needs more quantity of medicines for its treatment.

Rajasthan:

Around 100 patients in Rajasthan are affected by black fungus. For their treatment, a separate ward has also been set up at Sawaiman Singh Hospital in Jaipur, where treatment is being done as per the entire protocol.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Thursday that the complete details of the patients of black fungus are required to be with the state government, due to which the disease has been notified as an epidemic in the state. Gehlot tweeted that the state government must have complete details of the patients of the black fungus.

Haryana:

There have been more than 226 cases of black fungus in Haryana so far. 14 people have died in various districts of the state. In view of the increasing cases of black fungus, the Haryana government declared black fungus as a notified disease on 15 May.

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