The Maharashtra government plans to set up separate wards at hospitals to treat people with Mucormycosis, a rare and dangerous fungal infection which has been found in some COVID-19 patients as well as those who had recovered from the infection, state health minister Rajesh Tope informed.
News reports, the number of patients with black fungus (Mucormycosis) is increasing in the state and therefore separate wards should be set up in government and private medical college hospitals for their treatment, said State Health Minister Rajesh Tope.
He said the infection, also called black fungus, was a new challenge and its treatment needed ophthalmologists, ENT specialists, neuro and plastic surgeons, etc, under the same roof and that is why the state government had decided to set up separate wards.
Efforts are being made to make available the injections required for the treatment of this disease. 
5,000 injections have been received and distributed, and the process of purchasing 1 lakh injections through the Halfkin Corporation is underway, the health minister said.
He further added that the death toll in the state was high due to the incidence of body aches and late admission.
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