A day after declaring Mucormycosis or black fungus a notified disease, the Haryana government on Sunday designated four hospitals in the state where people who have contracted this infection will be treated. The state government has also spoken to the Centre for allocation of medicines required for its treatment, amidst a shortage.
This was revealed by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday evening, while addressing the media after inaugurating a 100-bed field hospital for Covid patients at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium – the first of two such facilities he inaugurated during the day. The second was a 300-bed Covid care centre set up through joint efforts of M3M, CII, Indian Air Force, and NGO Doctors for You, in Sector 67.
Admitting that cases of black fungus have been emerging in Haryana – with a total of 70 cases reported in the state so far – Khattar said, “Some of these patients are being treated at home and some in hospitals. We have also identified four medical colleges that have physicians of a good level and will also have the facility to conduct surgeries when required for such patients. The hospitals will have expert doctors; if surgery is needed, that will be done and if the infection can be treated through medicine that will be done.”
The colleges identified, Khattar said, are SGT Medical College in Gurgaon, Maharaja Agrasen Medical College in Agroha, PGIMS in Rohtak, and the Kalpana Chawla Medical College in Karnal.