The Maharashtra government has identified 28 types of surgeries for the treatment of mucormycosis or black fungus. file photo
Treatment for Mucormycosis: The notification states that the minimum surgery fee has been fixed at around Rs 6,000 and may increase to Rs 1 lakh depending on the area and complexity of the treatment.
Mumbai. The Maharashtra government on Friday fixed the fee limit for the treatment of patients with mucormycosis in private hospitals in the state. The official number of such cases in the state has exceeded five thousand. The state health department issued a notification to this effect, asking all charitable hospitals registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 to adhere to this fee limit while treating mucormycosis patients. It states that the state government has identified 28 types of surgeries for the treatment of mucormycosis or black fungus.
The notification said that in Tier III cities, the minimum surgery fee has been fixed at around Rs 6,000 and may go up to Rs 1 lakh depending on the area and complexity of the treatment. The fee is mentioned in the notification as per the area and type of treatment. According to the PRO of the Health Department of Maharashtra, 5,763 cases of black fungus have been reported in the state, while 476 people have died due to this epidemic.
A senior public health department official said, “There are some multidisciplinary private hospitals in metro cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, where specialists in brain, nose, eye, ear, and others are available to look after mucarmycosis cases. Huh. Such hospitals are commonly known as super specialty hospitals.
He said that if a patient wants to get treatment in such hospitals, the fee is usually very high. But through this notification, now the fee limit has been fixed and patients can also get treatment in such hospitals.