Delhi Govt brings black fungus under health scheme

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Satyendar Jain, Health Minister, Delhi

Priyanka Tanwer

Patients taking treatment of Mucormycosis can be referred to empanelled private hospitals under the state health insurance scheme if the allotted date of surgery is beyond seven days of admission at Delhi government-run hospitals, health and family welfare department said.

“Delhi Govt has extended its cashless surgery scheme of Delhi Arogya Kosh for the treatment of Mucormycosis. Residents of Delhi undergoing treatment of Mucormycosis in Delhi Govt hospital can be referred to empanelled private hospital under this cashless scheme for the treatment,” Satyendar Jain tweeted along with the statement.

According to the statement, the decision has been taken in the backdrop of limited capacity of conducting operations related to Mucormycosis in Delhi government hospital.

“In view of the limited capacity for performing surgeries pertaining to Mucormycosis in Delhi Government Hospitals, Horible Minister of Health-cum-Chairman, Delhi “Arogya Kosh” has approved that eligible patient (resident of Delhi identified on the basis of Voter ID of Delhi) undergoing treatment for Mucormycosis in Delhi Government Hospitals may be referred to empanelled private hospitals under cashless surgery scheme of Delhi Arogya Kosh if the allotted date of surgery in the concerned Delhi Government Hospital is beyond 7 (seven) days,” the statement read.

According to Delhi government data, hospitals in the city are still treating over 750 patients with mucormycosis.

 


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