Free treatment will be imparted to persons suffering from Mucormycosis in Maharashtra. In all 2245 cases have been reported in the state, stated Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope.
Maharashtra and Gujarat account for majority of the fungal disease, which commonly is called Black Fungus. Union Health Minister Dr Harsha Vardhan yesterday stated that 5424 cases of mucor have been reported from 18 states.
Tope on Tuesday announced that 131 hospitals in the state have been marked for treatment of the patients, and the treatment will be free under Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana. The State Government has earmarked rs 30 crore for the purpose, Tope stated.
The medicine required for treatment of Black Fungus infection will be made available by the Government. Tope stated that 60,000 vials of Amphotericin have been purchased for the purpose.