Delhi has 620 cases of ‘black fungus,’ facing shortage of drugs, says Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwaal

On Wednesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejariwal said on the shortage of the medicine needed for the treatment of at least 620 people, which undergoing the treatment for mucormycosis or black fungus in the hospitals of Delhi. He added that currently, Delhi is receiving 400 vials of the antifungal drug amphotericin B, which is needed to treat the fungal infection from the central quota even when they need 4,000 vials daily. He said, “This is delaying the treatment in patients.”

Black Fungus has created a created life-threatening complication in the cases of COVID-19 that has prompted the center last week for the stated to ask to declare the notifiable disease under the Epidemic Disease Act. According to doctors and experts, this rare disease has been contracted in thousands of patients due to the overuse of the steroids or due to the suppression of the immune system, which has been fallen out of the attempts for stopping the life-threatening immune overreaction due to Covid-19.



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