black fungus news
On Thursday, Government of Himachal Pradesh has notified the disease of mucormycosis which is commonly known as black fungus, as an epidemic. The notification was under the Epidemic Disease Act. The governor of Himachal Pradesh recognised the menace of the outbreak of mucormycosis in the immune-compromised Covid-19 patients which are being treated with the help of steroids in the neighbouring states.
Based on the regulations, all the healthcare facilities will be going to follow the guidelines for screening, diagnosis and management of mucormycosis, which was issued by the Union health ministry and the state government. The suspected or confirmed cases of black fungus are going to be reported to the health department through the chief medical officer.
If any case of violation of the regulation suspected will be considered as a punishable offence under the Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
Source:- The Hindustan Times
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