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Black Fungus: Delhi govt to set up dedicated centers at LNJP, GTB, Rajiv Gandhi Hospital

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that the

Delhi government will open dedicated centres for the treatment of black fungus disease in LNJP Hospital, GTB Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Hospital in the city.

The decision was taken during a high-level meeting convened by Mr Kejriwal to tackle the rising cases of black fungus in Delhi.

Important decisions were taken during the meeting for the prevention and treatment of this disease.

Mr Kejriwal discussed preventive measures with officials, through which the Delhi government

can raise awareness.

Dedicated centres for mucormycosis treatment centre will be established at LNJP, GTB and

Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, with teams of specialised 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 city government will also procure medicines for the treatment of the disease from the Central government.

Mr 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.”

The Delhi Chief Minister 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 taken in the meeting for the prevention and treatment of this disease:

1- Centers for treatment of black fungus in LNJP, GTB and Rajiv Gandhi Hospital

2- Adequate management of medicines used in its treatment

3- Spreading awareness among people about disease prevention measures.”

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and nodal minister for COVID-19 management in the national capital Manish Sisodia, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Chief Secretary, and health officials were also present in the meeting.

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