AP On High Alert For Black Fungus Cases

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has on Friday directed the officials to be alert on Mucormycosis, popularly being called black fungus.

In a review meeting on covid-19 held in Amaravati today, Reddy said the latest information and guidelines on the use of oxygen should be studied. He also directed the health department to frame new protocols based on scientific information and ensure quality equipment for supplying and providing oxygen to the needy.

The State Government will provide 30 per cent incentives to the hospitals, which will set up oxygen generators.

“Oxygen generators must be set up in hospitals with 50 beds and above and added that the government will provide 20 per cent incentive to companies which come forward to set up new 100 metric tons oxygen production plants,’’ Reddy said.

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