Black Fungus declared epidemic in UP

After a review meeting, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that in compliance with the order of the central government, black fungus should be declared a notified disease on the lines of COVID under epidemic act 1897.

Amid growing cases of Black Fungus, also known as Mucormycosis, Uttar Pradesh government has declared the deadly infection as an epidemic.

After a review meeting, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that in compliance with the order of the central government, black fungus should be declared a notified disease on the lines of COVID under epidemic act 1897.

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The state has so far registered more than 150 cases of mucormycosis.

Chief Minister said that medicines for the treatment of black fungus should be made available in every district.

He said that officials must ensure that there should be no black marketing or holding of the medicines needed for the treatment of this disease.

Additional chief secretary information Navneet Sehgal told reporters that in consultation with health experts, the state government is making arrangements for proper medical treatment of all patients.

He said, earlier also expert panel had given instructions for treatment of this disease in different parts of the state through video conferencing.

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