55% black fungus patients had Diabetes, Tally at 5,424 in India: Health Minister

'So far, 5,424 cases of Mucormycosis have been reported in 18 states / UTs. Out of 5,424 cases, 4,556 patients were COVID19 infected. 55% of the patients had diabetes.

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Published on: 24 May 2021 7:39 AM GMT
55% black fungus patients had Diabetes, Tally at 5,424 in India: Health Minister
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New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan chaired the meeting of the 27th Group of Ministers on the condition of corona virus infection in the country. During this, apart from Covid, he also discussed Black Fungus.

Diabetes patients are in danger line:

The Health Minister informed in the meeting, 'So far, 5,424 cases of Mucormycosis have been reported in 18 states / UTs. Out of 5,424 cases, 4,556 patients were COVID19 infected. 55% of the patients had diabetes.

Black Fungus cases increasing:

The Health Minister said that till Monday morning, 5,424 cases of black fungus have been registered in 18 states. The maximum number of cases were 2,165 in Gujarat, 1,188 in Maharashtra, 663 in Uttar Pradesh, 519 in Madhya Pradesh, 339 in Haryana, 248 in Andhra Pradesh.

Corona Updates in India:

During the meeting, Harshvardhan said in reference to Corona that positivity in Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Sikkim and Lakshadweep Rate is high.

On Friday, the Center has advised all states and Union Territories to review their preparedness to prevent fungal infections and treatment and hygiene in hospitals, citing the prevalence of mucormycosis as a cause for concern.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote a letter to the chief secretaries of all states and administrators of union territories urging them to ensure concrete methods of infection control and prevention in covid-19 hospitals and other health establishments.

Bhushan has also advised to set up a hospital infection control committee and said that the chairman of these committees should be the head of the institute or the administrator. The committees should also have infection prevention and nodal officers and for this, priority should be given to any microbiologist and senior infection control nurse.

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