Doctors in Uttar Pradesh will receive online training on black fungus treatment.
The government of Uttar Pradesh has ordered the authorities to immediately connect all medical colleges, chief medical officers (CMOs) and other physicians involved in the treatment with the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in order to facilitate the necessary medical training for them.
Relevant officials should immediately coordinate with the state-level health expert advisory committee to formulate and publish the necessary guidelines for its treatment.
To overcome the challenges posed by the growing number of black fungus cases, the state government has formed a 12-member Covid-19 associated with SGPGI’s Mucormyocosis (CAM) management team.
The team will be responsible for training rapid response teams (RRTs), developing the treatment protocol, availability of drugs and the case database, creating more teams in the medical schools and state hospitals, educating health workers for early diagnosis and case management as per ICMR guidelines, as well as making recommendations to reduce panic among the public and health workers.
The high-risk groups for black fungus are Covid-19 patients, patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (DM), type 2 DM patients on high corticosteroid therapy, patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy and patients in intensive care for a long time, under oxygen therapy. and with a strong ferritin.
Yogi Adityanath’s government has called on officials to proactively engage in efforts to control the black fungus to prevent it from growing to serious proportions in the state in the future.
He said the availability of essential drugs should be ensured, noting that arrangements should be made for the prevention and treatment of the disease.
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