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Tamil Nadu: Former CM E Palaniswami urges PM Modi to increase Amphotericin supply amid increasing cases of Black Fungus

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Monday, May 31, 2021, 07:50 PM IST

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami | File Photo
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami | File Photo
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While dealing with the second wave of COVID-19, the disease of black fungus or mucormycosis is gradually creating havoc in various parts of India. Tamil Nadu which has reported many cases of blck fungus is running out of Liposomal Amphotericin B IV injection. Owing to the shortage, former Chief Minister and opposition leader EK Palaniswami has written to PM Narendra Modi to increase the allotment of Liposomal Amphotericin B IV injection, due to short supply.

In his letter he wrote, Black Fungus or Mucormycosis is rapidly spreading all over the state. The drug like Liposomal Amphotericin B IV injection is in short of supply in Tamil Nadu.

"I would request you to increase the allotment of Liposomal Amphotericin B IV to enable the affected people to get access to life saving treatment." he added.

The former Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to Modi for immediately looking into the COVID-19 related requirements of Tamil Nadu and increasing allotment of vaccines, oxygen and anti-viral Remdesivir.

Tamil Nadu continued to witness a decline in daily coronavirus cases with 28,864 fresh infections being reported on Sunday. The toll mounted to 23,754 as 493 more people died due to the deadly disease in the last 24 hours in the state, the health department said.

Recoveries outnumbered the new cases with 32,982 people walking out of health care institutions, totaling to 17,39,280, leaving 3,05,546 active infections. The total caseload climbed to 20.68 lakh with 28,864 new cases.

Among districts Coimbatore continued to record the maximum number of cases with 3,537 followed by Chennai 2,689 cases, Erode 1,784, Tiruppur 1,496, Salem 1,295, Chengalpet 1,194, and Tiruchirappalli 1,128.

The number of deceased remains high in the state capital with 7,008 fatalities till date.

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Published on: Monday, May 31, 2021, 07:50 PM IST