Centre supplies additional 29,250 vials of Amphotericin B drug to States

Centre supplies additional 29,250 vials of Amphotericin B drug to States

May 27, 2021

Bengaluru: Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday said that an additional 29,250 vials of Amphotericin B drug, which is vital to cure black fungus infection, has been allocated to all States and Union Territories.

In a series of tweets, the Minister gave the description about the supply of Amphotericin B: “Additional 29,250 vials of #Amphotericin- B drug, used in treatment of #Mucormycosis, have been allocated to all the States/UTs on Wednesday. The allocation has been made 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.

According to the Union Minister, additional 1,220 vials of Amphotericin B have been allocated for around 481 patients who are under treatment for Black Fungus in Karnataka. The demand for Amphotericin B has grown manifold in the State with cases appearing in many districts.

Doctors have expressed concern over the growing cases of mucormycosis, which was a very rare phenomena previously and now appearing as a post-COVID complication.


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