Jaipur: The state authorities has positioned a purchase order order for 20,000 posaconazole tablets and injections — an alternative choice to liposomal amphotericin B injection — an investigational drug for the therapy of black fungus or mucormycosis.
As on Might 6, round 29,350 posaconazole tablets have been allotted to Rajasthan of which 12,802 have been acquired. In the meantime, the state authorities will obtain 9,000 vials of liposomal amphothericin B injection on Sunday late evening.
“These tablets will probably be equipped to the state in per week’s time. Aside from this, the state authorities has already issued a purchase order order of Rs 59,750 for liposomal amphotericin B. We’ve additionally bought 59 Cresemba tablets – an antifungal drug – which can also be an alternate and essential drug for liposomal amphotericin B. The 20,000 posaconazole tablets would be the second line of therapy for mucormycosis,” mentioned Alok Ranjan, managing director of Rajasthan Medical Companies Company Restricted (RMSCL).
In accordance with knowledge acquired from RMSCL, there are 2,686 circumstances of black fungus or mucormycosis within the state. Of those, 2404 sufferers are underneath therapy and 164 sufferers have been cured. Whereas there have been 88 deaths because of the fungal an infection, 30 sufferers have left in opposition to medical recommendation (LAMA). Contemplating the variety of black fungus sufferers underneath therapy (2404), the state would require 1.4 lakh vials of an alternative choice to liposomal amphotericin B injections.
Ranjan mentioned RMSCL had already positioned an order for 10,000 lipid amphotericin injections in its place association. The Centre had made an extra allocation of 13,350 vials of liposomal amphothericin B injection. The state authorities on Saturday acquired 2,350 vials of the drug through two particular plane. The state additionally acquired 3,000 vials of the drug from Cadila Pharma on Saturday late evening. The state will obtain 14,350 vials of the drug in 48 hours because the allocation has been made.