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PUNJAB TO EXTEND DISABILITY SCHEMES’ BENEFITS TO MUCORMYCOSIS DISABILITIES: CM


ORDERS FREE FOLLOW-UP OF CURED MUCORMYCOSIS CASES IN GOVT HOSPITALS

Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced extension of benefits of existing schemes for persons with disability to those suffering from any disability caused by Mucormycosis.

He made this announcement while reviewing the state’s Covid situation through a virtual conference. The benefits will be extended as per the nature and degree of the disability, he said.

The Chief Minister directed the Medical Education Department to also establish Post COVID Care centres in government medical college hospitals for free follow-up of the cured cases of Mucormycosis.

Though Mucormycosis cases had declined, with only 3-4 cases reported per day last week, he directed the concerned departments to monitor the situation and keep close tabs on patients recovering from Covid.

Health Secretary Hussan Lal, in a brief presentation, informed the meeting that follow-up with Tab Posaconazole has to continue for 3-6 months after therapy with Inj Amphotericin B.

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