The Maharashtra government plans to create separate wards in hospitals to treat people with Mucormycosis, a rare and dangerous fungal infection that has been found in some COVID-19 The state’s health minister, Rajesh Topa, said on Saturday that patients as well as those who have recovered from the infection.
He said that the infection, also called black fungus, was a new problem and required ophthalmologists, ENT specialists, neuro and plastic surgeons, etc. under one roof to treat it, and so the state government decided to create separate wards.
“A separate team of doctors will also be appointed. We have received 5000 injections for mucormycosis treatment and they are being distributed. The state government is purchasing additional injections, ”he added.
Top said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to meet with Maharashtra’s 17 district collectors on May 20, while Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will hold a review meeting in front of him to discuss health infrastructure and other issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
He also said that senior Congress leader Rajiv Satav, currently hospitalized in Pune for COVID-19 treatment, was critical.