Yogi asks doctors to be on high alert over black fungus

Lucknow, Jun 3 (FN Agency) The cases of black fungus, despite being very few in numbers, have prompted the Uttar Pradesh government to put doctors on a high alert. “A few cases of this fatal disease have been found among recovered COVID-19 patients. The Department of Health and Medical Education should ensure that every patient with black fungus receives appropriate treatment,” said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath while addressing a high-level meeting on Thursday.

He also instructed the officials to ensure adequate availability of medicines required to treat black fungus in every district. “Under no circumstances should there be black marketing of these drugs,” said the CM. The CM also directed the officials to develop a separate facility and reserve a few beds in every hospital for the treatment of black fungus. The UP Government has already formed a 12-member COVID-19 associated mucormycosis (CAM) management team of SGPGI.

The CM also stated that detailed reports regarding prevention, precautions, and treatment should be submitted to the Chief Minister’s Office regularly. Earlier, the Government had also conducted the training of health personnel engaged in the treatment of black fungus. He urged the people not to panic as medical equipment, medicines and injections are available in every district for the treatment of this deadly disease. Over other diseases that occur mainly during the rainy season due to contamination of water and mosquitoes, especially in the Purvanchal area of Uttar Pradesh, the CM directed the officials to carry out cleanliness, sanitisation, and fogging drives regularly.