Tamilnadu has reported 3,300 mucormycosis cases so far

Tamilnadu has reported 3,300 mucormycosis cases and 122 related deaths so far, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said on Tuesday.

He appealed to the people to seek medical advice on time for early treatment.

Owing to the increase in cases across the State, the government has established special wards to treat those infected with mucormycosis at government medical college hospitals and district headquarters hospitals.

“About 3,300 persons in Tamilnadu have been affected due to black fungus and 122 have died due to the fungal infection,” he said.

The drugs required to treat the patients in private hospitals would be provided directly to them, like in the case of supply of the anti-viral drug Remdesivir, he added. “We have established special wards with a total bed strength of 7,000, including 500 each in Chennai and Madurai. I appeal to the people to seek medical advice in the initial stage and get treated early,” Subramanian said.

The Minister further said Tamilnadu has adequate stock of Amphotericin-B and Posaconazole tablets, the drugs used to treat black fungus infection – a notified fungal disease that is affecting the people across the country.

About 330 persons have been treated and discharged, so far, he said.