On Thursday the state government of Telangana declared black fungus a notifiable disease
under the the epidemic diseases act 1897 Union health minister head send a directive today
morning to all the states and union territories informing about the fungal infection and hence the
government of Telangana considered this disease notifiable disease which will require the
hospitals and medical representatives to inform the government within 3 days or 24 hours if
there is emergency. The state government notification released has urged all the healthcare
facilities to follow the guidelines of ICMR for screening diagnosis and management of black
fungus and has also made the failure in reporting of such cases a punishable offence. The state
minister and TRS president KT Rama Rao quitted that any requirement of black fungus
medicines shall be entertained through an official email request to the designated centre for the
treatment of the disease. The designated nodal officer in Telangana is director of medical
education and superintendent of the ENT hospital and the drugs when required can be sent a
FIR nailing to the Telangana government site for wire Twitter request by the concerned tertiary
health care facility.
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