30100 vials of Amphotericin-B allocated to all States, UTs, Central Institutions

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers D.V Sadananda Gowda on Monday announced that an additional 30,100 vials of Amphotericin-B have been allocated to all the States/UTs and Central Institutions.

The injection is used for treatment of Mucormycosis, a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes that has been developing in Covid-19 patients.

The fungal disease is commonly being observed in patients who were given steroids for a long time; those who have been hospitalised for a long time, were on oxygen support or ventilator, faced poor hospital hygiene or those who have been taking medication for other illnesses such as diabetes. If not treated on time, the infection can turn fatal.

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