Delhi’s Cashless Surgery Scheme, Delhi Arogya Kosh, Extended For Black Fungus Patients: Minister Satyendar Jain


Delhi's Cashless Surgery Scheme Extended For Black Fungus Patients: Minister

Only residents of Delhi shall be thought of eligible for availing the Delhi Arogya Kosh scheme. (File)

New Delhi:

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday stated the town authorities has prolonged its cashless surgical procedure scheme of Delhi Arogya Kosh for the remedy of sufferers affected by Black Fungus or Mucormycosis.

The Delhi authorities on March 27 had declared Black Fungus an epidemic, in view of its rising instances.

“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 (sic),” Mr Jain tweeted.

He additionally shared a replica of an official memorandum issued in reference to the extension of the scheme for Black Fungus sufferers.

Mucormycosis or Black Fungus is extra widespread amongst folks whose immunity has acquired lowered because of Covid, diabetes, kidney illness, liver or cardiac problems, age-related points, or these on remedy for auto-immune illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis.

There had been 952 energetic instances of Black Fungus in Delhi as on July 6, in line with official information. The information additionally confirmed that until July 6, Delhi had recorded over 1,650 instances of Black Fungus.

There is “limited capacity for performing surgeries pertaining to Mucormycosis in Delhi government hospitals”, reads the official memorandum shared by Mr Jain alongside together with his tweet.

In view of it, the well being minister-cum-chairman, Delhi Arogya Kosh, has authorized that eligible sufferers present process remedy for Mucormycosis in Delhi authorities hospitals “may be referred to empanelled private hospitals under the cashless surgery scheme if the allotted date of surgery in the Delhi government hospital concerned is beyond seven days,” it stated.

Under Delhi Arogya Kosh, the town authorities supplies monetary help to the extent of Rs 5 lakh to the needy eligible sufferers for remedy of any sickness in authorities hospitals.

Only residents of Delhi, recognized on the idea of a voter identification card, shall be thought of eligible for availing the scheme.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by India07 employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)


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