In Madhya Pradesh ‘Black fungal infection’ treatment units with operation theatres (OTs) will be opened in Bhopal and Jabalpur. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed that so far, 50 black fungal infection cases have come to notice in the state.
In the Medical Colleges of Bhopal and Jabalpur, there will be 10 beds in each unit to treat this disease. The OTs will be well-staffed with medical experts for surgery. A team of doctors from four departments-ENT, ophthalmology, medicine, and neurology-will be working at these units.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, at a review meeting, said, “There’s no need to panic regarding black fungal infection. Treatment is easy in the early stages of the infection. The government will cooperate with poor patients in their treatment as injections and medicines are costly.
Medical education Minister Vishwas Sarang informed that US doctors are also being consulted to tackle black fungal infection.
Meanwhile, the State government is also devising a preventive strategy against black fungal infection which includes measures such as rational use of steroids in COVID patients by doctors and educating patients to identify the primary signs of the disease.