Over 3,000 affected by Black Fungus, 122 fatalities in TN: Minister

Over 3,000 affected by Black Fungus, 122 fatalities in TN: Minister

122 have died due to the fungal infection

Tamil Nadu has reported 3,300 black fungus cases and 122 related deaths so far, state minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian said on Tuesday and appealed to the people to seek medical advice on time for early treatment.

Owing to the increase in the cases across the state, the government has established special wards to treat those infected with black fungus, also known as Mucormycosis, at the government medical college hospitals and district headquarters hospitals.

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"About 3,300 persons in Tamil Nadu 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.

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