Notice on Black Fungus

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The Directorate of Health Services on Monday declared mucormycosis or black fungus a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. In a notification, the Director of Health Services, Dr K Rajo Singh informed all Government and private health facilities to follow guidelines for screening, diagnosis and management of mucormycosis issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) .

All health facilities have also been urged to report suspected and confirmed cases of mucormycosis to the Health Department.

Dr Rajo also informed Medical Superintendents of all Government and private health facilities to ensure strict compliance and send a report daily to (idsp.ssu.manipur@gmail.com).

(Courtesy The Sangai Express)

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