Dedicated centers for treatment of black fungus to be set up in 3 hospitals in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

Last Modified Thursday, 20 May 2021 (17:57 IST)
New Delhi:Chief Minister Shri on Thursday convened a high-level meeting to tackle the rising cases of in Delhi. Important decisions were taken for the prevention and treatment of this disease, such as the government will open centres for the treatment of black fungus in LNJP Hospital, GTB Hospital, and Rajiv Gandhi Hospital. It will also ensure adequate management of medicines used in its treatment and take all measures to spread awareness among people about disease prevention measures.
Nodal Minister for COVID management Shri Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Shri Satyendar Jain, Chief Secretary, and health officials were also present in the meeting.
 
Shri Kejriwal discussed preventive measures with officials, through which the Delhi government can raise awareness. To tackle the rising cases of black fungus, the Delhi government has dedicated three hospitals for its treatment. Dedicated centres for mucormycosis treatment center will be established at LNJP, GTB and Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, with teams of specialized doctors constituted at each centre for efficient functioning. The Delhi government will also prepare a detailed plan and issue special SOPs on how to raise awareness amongst COVID-recovered people for the prevention of the disease.
 
The Delhi government will also procure medicines for the treatment of the disease from the Central government. Shri Kejriwal said, "Delhi is the capital of the country and so, people from outside also come here for treatment. We should have a sufficient quantity of medicines to cater to everybody who is coming for the treatment of black fungus." 
Shri Kejriwal tweeted, "Convened a meeting with officials and experts on the growing cases of black fungus disease. 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. 1- Centers for treatment of black fungus in LNJP, GTB and 2- Adequate management of medicines used in its treatment 3- Spreading awareness among people about disease prevention measures."