Karnataka: Black Fungus cases surge to 1,784

A total of 111 black fungus or mucormycosis patients have died in Karnataka, so far, the state’s Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Saturday.

The state has reported 1,784 cases of black fungus, of which 62 have recovered, Dr K Sudhakar added.

Black fungus broke out in the state as a post-Covid complication during the second wave.

“A total of 1,784 cases of black fungus have been reported in the state and 62 have recovered,” Karnataka Health Minister said on Saturday.

The state government is mulling including black fungus treatment under Ayushman Bharat Arogya Karnataka scheme for the people falling under the low income and lower-middle-class group, he said.

Yesterday, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers D V Sadananda Gowda said an additional 9,750 vials of Amphotericin-B medicines have been allocated to Karnataka for the treatment of black fungus disease.

A total of 22,460 vials of the drug have been allocated to Karnataka to date, the minister said.

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