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Centre Should Take Black Fungal Infection Seriously: Rajasthan CM

Mumbai: While expressing the concern over the occurrence of black fungus infection among recovered COVID19 patients, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the Centre should take it seriously.

The black fungus infection, also known as mucormycosis, is caused by a fungus called mucor.

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“It is very worrying to see cases of mucormycosis disease among patients who have recovered from coronavirus in various states of the country, including Rajasthan. It has been learnt that this disease is affecting diabetics who have recovered from coronavirus more,” Gehlot said.

“The Centre should take it seriously and conduct research to prevent it. Also, medicines and injections needed for the prevention and treatment of this disease such as amphotericin should be arranged so that there is no shortage,” he added.

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“So far, 11 states have issued global tenders to purchase vaccines owing to the shortage of vaccines in the country. Due to this, states will get vaccines at different prices,” the chief minister said.

Meanwhile, Jaipur has recorded 954 cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the death cases rose to 39 and 32 patients recovered so far.

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