After efficiently managing a steep drop in active number of COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is now focused on to control the effect of black fungus disease in Uttar Pradesh.
Instructing the health officials, CM said, “Make sure adequate amounts of Amphotericin-B injection and two other tablets prescribed by experts are present in every district,” noting that arrangements should be made for both prevention and treatment of the disease.
“Some 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 the Chief Minister while addressing a high-level meeting on Saturday.
The CM said the state government is focusing on ensuring awareness and treatment of the black fungus infection. He also urged people to take preventative measures as much as possible.
He also recommended to use masks while visiting dusty construction sites, wear shoes, long trousers, long sleeve shirts, and gloves while handling soil (gardening), moss or manure and maintain personal hygiene.
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.
To overcome the challenges posed by the increased cases of black fungus, the UP Government has already formed a 12-member COVID-19 associated mucormycosis (CAM) management team of SGPGI.