Bengaluru: The Karnataka Government has ordered that all the District and Taluk Hospitals treat Black Fungus (Mucormycosis) patients also.
In a circular, Additional Chief Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department Jawaid Akhtar said the rise in the number of cases has prompted the Government to issue the new order. Earlier, treatment for Black Fungus was restricted to some notified Hospitals. “However, mucormycosis cases are being reported from almost all the Districts. All the Government Medical College Hospitals and District Hospitals are permitted to treat the infection,” he said.
Taluk Hospitals with necessary infrastructure are requested to treat the infection. Bengaluru on Sunday reported 17 new cases of Black Fungus infection. All the patients have been admitted to Victoria Hospital. The total number of patients being treated in Bowring and Victoria Hospitals has gone up to 94, he added.