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Man nabbed by Ahmedabad Police for black marketing jabs for treating black fungus

The Ahmedabad Police has booked a man from the city’s Amraiwadi area for selling Amphotericin B, a jab used for treating mucormycosis infection, at inflated rates. The accused Hitesh Makwana has been booked for cheating. Even as the COVID-19 cases and deaths have significantly come down, mucormycosis, or black fungus, cases are on the rise...

5 more companies to make medicines for mucormycosis: Mansukh Mandaviya

Union minister of state for chemicals and fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said that the shortage of medicines required for treating mucormycosis will be resolved soon. The minister revealed that five more pharma companies have been provided the approval for the manufacturing of Amphotericin B. This is apart from the six companies that are already...

Mucormycosis declared as epidemic by Rajasthan govt

The Rajasthan government has declared mucormycosis, commonly known as black fungus, as an epidemic. The health department has made the deadly fungal infection a notified and notifiable disease under the Rajasthan Epidemic Act, 2020. Following the order, all hospitals will have to keep a record of patients suffering from this disease, said health secretary Akhil...