Hyderabad: Treatment for black fungus patients at ENT Hospital Nodal Center
Government points out shortage of liposomal amphotericin B short drug used to treat black fungus
Hyderabad: The state government has decided that all black fungus cases in government ENT hospitals can be referred for multidisciplinary treatment.
Medical Education Director (DME) Dr Ramesh Reddy said the nodal center was ENT Hospital to treat cases of black fungus or mucomycosis. Patients with Kovid-19 positive and advanced black fungus will be treated at Gandhi Hospital, the official said.
The government has indicated that there is a shortage of the liposomal amphotericin B drug, which is used to treat black fungus, and has taken steps to stockpile enough.
Dr Ramesh Reddy said, “This drug is not widely used, so the product is not in demand at present. We are collecting it along with other alternative drugs like pozaconazole and fluconazole to treat patients. People should not be afraid but should contact hospitals on time for treatment.”
The DME said all private hospitals should be kept in clean conditions to reduce infections. The Nodal Center works for the benefit of patients and helps physicians to coordinate with black fungus affected patients.