The Delhi government has decided to set up dedicated treatment centres to deal with the growing cases of fungal infection Mucormycosis known as black fungus. These treatment centres will be set up in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Hospital.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said, an important meeting with the officials and experts was held on the growing cases of black fungus disease. Mr. Kejriwal has stressed on curbing the spread of this disease by providing better treatment to the patients.
He said, in addition to setting up the treatment centres, adequate arrangement of medicines will be made for the better treatment. He said, a decision has also been taken to spread awareness among people about the preventive measures of this disease.
Mucormycosis affects those people who are suffering from diabetes and who are on medication that reduces their ability to fight environmental pathogens.