BHOPAL: Twelve cases of Delta Plus variant of Coronavirus has been reported in the state till Thursday. Two deaths too have been reported so far, one in Ujjain and another in Ashok Nagar.
According to government officials, a woman from Ujjain and a man from Ashok Nagar succumbed to the virus after their samples returned positive for Delta Plus variant. Cases of Delta plus have been reported in Bhopal, Ashok Nagar, Raisen, Datia and Ujjain.
Three such patients, who have received either one or both dosage of vaccine, are under home isolation without any complication. They have already tested negative for the virus after treatment. Apart from them, two others, who had not received any jab so far, too managed to beat the infection. While one of them is a 22-year-old woman, another is a two-year toddler. Health commissioner Akash Tripathi said, "Only two deaths have been reported so far due to Delta Plus in Madhya Pradesh. One death was reported from Ujjain and another from Ashok Nagar. Both had not received any jab. Only 12 cases of Delta Plus have been detected in Bhopal, Ashok Nagar, Raisen, Datia and Ujjain." According to health experts, the Delta variant was the cause of deadly second corona wave that struck the country between March and May. The health infrastructure couldn't match the requirements, thousands were killed and lakhs were infected. The transmissibility and attack rate of the Delta variant are higher than the other variants of the virus.
HC seeks details black, white fungus cases
The Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed the government to provide information about the number of patients in the state, who are suffering from black fungus, white fungus infections or similar diseases. In its order passed on August 10, the high ourt directed Additional Chief Secretary of the state health department to submit the information by September 6, amicus curiae in the case senior advocate Naman Nagrath said. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice V K Shukla said, "We direct Additional Chief Secretary of the Department of Medical and Health, Government of Madhya Pradesh to place on record the current and exact position with regard to the number of patients of black and white fungus or any other kind of similar disease in the state." The high court also directed the authorities to ensure that all such patients are provided Amphotoericin B and other medicines as prescribed to them by doctors, not only in Jabalpur, but also in hospitals inthe other cities, like Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal and elsewhere in the state, so that no patient suffers due to lack of medicines, Nagrath said.
The amicus curiae submitted that last week, family members of more than 50 patients suffering from black fungus infection, who are still admitted to the Government Hospital at Jabalpur, had gheraoed the state officials, alleging that the patients were not given Amphotericin B medicine, putting their lives in danger.
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