No Shortage Of Medicine To Treat Black Fungus Says Union Minister


Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda assured that there is no shortage of drugs to treat ‘Black Fungus’ or as known as Mucormycosis and an additional 29,250 vials of Amphotericin-B, use to cure the fungal infection, have been allocated to all the states and Union Territories.

According to the report, while tweeting Minister Gowda stated that 29,250 vials were allocated which are based on the number of patients under treatment which is 11,717 across the country. Earlier, 19,420 vials of Amphotericin-B were allocated on May 24 and 23,680 vials of the drug were supplied across the country on May 21.

He further informed that additional 1,220 vials of Amphotericin-B have been allocated for 481 patients who are under treatment for black fungus in Karnataka. On May 24, 1,030 vials of the drug were already allocated to Karnataka and 1,270 vials on May 21.

The data shared by the Minister shows that 2,859 patients were detected from Gujurat followed by 2,770 in Maharashtra, 768 in Andhra Pradesh, 752 in Madhya Pradesh, 744 in Telangana, and 701 in Uttar Pradesh.

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