J&K declares Black Fungus an epidemic


Jammu: UT Government on Monday declared Black Fungus as epidemic in Jammu and Kashmir.

This followed issuance of a notification by the Health and Medical Education Department giving details of regulations made by the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha bringing MUCORMYCOSIS under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.

Recently, a 40-year-old patient, who had recently turned negative to Covid-19, had died at GMC Hospital, Jammu, due to Black Fungus.

The detailed notification is as follows: