Of the total cases reported, only 1,418 were now active after 1,635 patients had recovered.
The arrested were identified as K Kranthi Kumar (35), a medical shop owner from Kukatpally, N Venkat Dinesh (28), a medicine supplier from Vivekananda Colony in Kukatpally and Srinivas (50), a pharmacy owner from Balanagar.
DV Sadananda Gowda said that a total of 53,000 vials of Conventional Amphotericin B have also been allocated to all the states, UTs and Central Institutions today.
Due to the demand of the Amphotericin injection used during treatment of black fungus, the gang procured it and planned to sell it at a higher price to relatives of patients
Tax on medical grade oxygen, oxygen concentrators, ventilators, BiPAP machines and high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) devices has been cut to 5 per cent from 12 per cent.
Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday in a tweet said, "Government should clarify about the situation of black fungus epidemic, what is being done for the shortage of Amphotericin B."
The arrested were identified as B Balu (38), a reporter from a vernacular news channel from Madhura Nagar in Yousufguda and B Yoganand (40), a marketing executive
Researchers are confident that the technology can be transferred to suitable pharma partners for mass production
According to authorities, till May 27, there were 744 patients undergoing treatment at government and private hospitals across State
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers D.V Sadananda Gowda announced that the additional 29,250 vials of Amphotericin-B were allocated to all states and the UTs
The central government has made it mandatory for states to report both suspected and confirmed cases of mucormycosis to the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP).
890 Amphotericin vials released; these are in addition to earlier quota of 1,050
These are apart from 1,050 vials allotted earlier by the Union Health Ministry.
Centre allots just 1,050 vials of Amphotericin-B for TS even as cases rise rapidly
The drugs used in the treatment of the fungal infection will be arranged in enough quantity and awareness will be created among people for prevention against the disease, he said.
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