Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh): The state government is all set to re-ink a pact with Reva Health Care Company for making amphotericin-B injection, says regional health director Sanjay Mishra. The vial is used to treat black fungus.
Mishra’s statement came on the heels of complaints by the patients of black fungus that the jab is in short supply.
Sources in the health department have told Free Press that the state government entered into a pact with Reva Health Care for manufacturing the jab on June 22 this year.
According to the agreement, the company was supposed to make the vials for Madhya Pradesh, as well as for other states.
The state government has, however, stopped buying the injection from Reva Health Care, say health officials.
So there is a shortage of vials, they say, adding that in Jabalpur, there are 40 patients suffering from black fungus.
As the injection is in short supply they are in trouble, say kin of the patients.
They further say that when the company began to make jabs the officials of the health department claimed that there would not be any dearth of vials for treating black fungus.
Mishra, however, says that once the deal is done, there will not be any dearth of the injection.