Black fungus: Karnataka govt permits medical college, district hospitals to provide treatment

The Karnataka government on Sunday issued an order permitting all state-run medical college hospitals and district hospitals to provide suitable treatment for Mucormycosis or black fungus, with the state witnessing surge in infections. Further, taluk hospitals with appropriate facilities and capacity have also been asked to take necessary measures to provide treatment. Meanwhile, state's Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan said the state has recorded about 700 cases of black fungus infections in the last week, as he directed experts to find its sources, with doubts being expressed about oxygen supply, quality of piping and cylinders used for it.

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