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More than 7,000 people in India have already been reported with the fungal disease and 219 have lost their lives. Many of those being infected with the disease are coronavirus patients, or those who have recently recovered from Covid-19, whose immune systems have been weakened by the virus or who have underlying conditions, including diabetes.

Nazmul Islam said they have already talked about the preventive measures of the fungal disease at their different forums.

He said the members of the national technical advisory committee on Covid-19 are working on the issue and they will finalise their guidelines and suggestions in this regard through discussions. "We've also talked about the issue. We have also sent warning messages to different districts."

The DGHS officials said they will formally give specific guidelines on the treatment protocol management of the rare fungal disease.

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