PANAJI: Goa has been allocated 50 vials of Amphotericinials B drug, used in treatment of Mucormycosis.
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers on May 24 said that the Centre has allocated 19420 additional vials of Amphotericin-B injection for the treatment of Mucormycosis, commonly called as Black Fungus infections.
“Additional 19,420 vials of #Amphotericin-B have been allocated to all States/UTs and Central Institutions today. Besides this, 23680 vials of Amphotericin- B were allocated across the country on 21st May,” Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, DV Sadananda Gowda, said in a post on social media platform Twitter.
Mucormycosis is a fungal infection that is caused by exposure to the mucor mold that is commonly found in soil, plants, manure, and decaying fruits and vegetables.
The Central government is gearing up to increase the supply of Amphotericin-B injections to affected states as around 18 states have reported cases of Black Fungus.
GOA RECEIVES 50 VIALS OF AMPHOTERICIN-B DRUG FROM CENTRE
Amphotericin-B is an anti-fungal injection effective in the treatment of black fungus disease. If detected early the black fungus infection can be cured with daily doses of Amphotericin-B injection for a few weeks.
The Amphotericin-B drug has been in use since the last 20 years for different kinds of fungal infections.