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A shipment of 200,000 doses of amphotericin B used in the treatment of black fungus arrives in India | India News


NEW DELHI: A shipment of 200,000 AmBisome (Amphotericin B injection), used in the treatment of black fungi, arrived in India
early Sunday.
“Another AmBisome shipment from @GileadSciences, used in the treatment of black fungus, arrives in India. A total of 200,000 doses are already there so far. More to come!” Indian Ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, tweeted.

Mucormycosis, commonly known as black fungus, has wreaked havoc across India, especially in Covid-19 patients who have been given large doses of steroids to treat the infection.
Many states have declared black fungus an epidemic disease, including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, and Bihar under the Epidemic Act of 1897.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered all concerned officials to dispose of the drug from anywhere in the world on a war footing.
“The prime minister had instructed officials to obtain this drug wherever it is available in the world. Indian missions around the world have been involved in obtaining supplies of this drug. It has been achieved with help. from Gilead Sciences in the US, “the sources said. .

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