New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday (May 20) announced that the Delhi government will set up dedicated centres for the treatment of Black Fungus.
Kejriwal said that the centres will be created at three hospitals – Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital (LNJP), Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital (GTB) and Rajiv Gandhi Hospital.
Several cases of black fungus or mucormycosis have been reported across the country in the past few days. The Delhi government’s move aims to contain the infection and provide treatment to those who need it.
After a meeting with officials and experts on the issue today, Kejriwal said, “We also have to stop this disease from growing and those who are getting this disease have to be given better treatment as soon as possible. Some important decisions were taken in the meeting for the prevention and treatment of this disease.”
The CM tweeted that the government would arrange sufficient medicines used in the treatment of the disease.
He stressed the need to spread awareness among people about the disease and its prevention measures.
ब्लैक फंगस बीमारी के बढ़ते मामलों को लेकर अधिकारियों एवं विशेषज्ञों के साथ एक महत्वपूर्ण बैठक की। हमें इस बीमारी को बढ़ने से भी रोकना है और जिनको ये बीमारी हो रही है उन्हें जल्द से जल्द बेहतर इलाज देना है। इस बीमारी की रोकथाम और इलाज के लिए बैठक में कुछ अहम निर्णय लिए-
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 20, 2021
Kejriwal has also appealed to hospitals and doctors to use steroids in controlled amount.
“Patients need to control their sugar levels. Mixture of steroids and sugar is causing Black fungus,” Kejriwal was quoted as saying by ANI.
“We hope Centre will provide us sufficient number of injections (for Black fungus). We’ve made a team of doctors that’ll give injections to affected patients as per SOP. Yesterday, they received 84 applications from different hospitals regarding injections,” he added.