Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that patients suffering from black fungus illness will receive free treatment from the state government even after being discharged from hospitals.
“The post-treatment for black fungus is expensive. It costs between Rs 10,000 and Rs 12,000 per injection. The patients have to take injections for four weeks at their homes after being discharged, “he said.
“Considering this economic burden on families, the government has decided to take up all expenditures for black fungus patients. The government will provide all expenditures until they have fully recovered,” CM Basavaraj Bommai said.
Health Camps for Children
“As per recommendations made by experts on the third wave, camps for children to monitor their health will be set up,” Basavaraj Bommai said of the likely Covid-19 third wave impacting youngsters.
“The Women and Child Welfare Department will provide malnourished children with food kits. Children who are sick will be shifted to district hospitals,” he said.
The Karnataka government has ordered local hospitals to set up paediatric intensive care units.
The state government will also contribute Rs 22 crore to the completion of a 120-bed super speciality hospital with 40 ventilators in Vijayapur.