Uttar Pradesh News: On Friday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that in compliance with the order issued by the central government; black fungus will be declared as a notifiable disease under Epidemic Diseases Act. The order should be issued today and be made effective.
Uttar Pradesh News:
The Union government on Thursday urged states and Union Territories to take mucormycosis or black fungus seriously and make the disease a notifiable disease under the Act, stating that the infection among COVID-19 patients is leading to prolonged morbidity and mortality.
A notifiable disease means that it is required by law to be reported to the government health authorities. The collection of information on the notifiable disease allows the authorities to monitor the disease and to provide early warnings of possible outbreaks.
The state government said it is making arrangements for proper medical treatment of all patients in consultation with the health experts. According to the statement, officials assured the Chief Minister that medicines for the treatment of black fungus have been made available in every district of Uttar Pradesh.
The statement also said, details of all the patients suffering from black fungus are being made available to experts. So far, around 300 COVID-19 patients suffering from black fungus have been identified and admitted to hospitals in the state, an official spokesman said.