Doctor Treating Patients

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New Fungal Infection Found In Covid-Recovered Patients: Pune

Following mucormycosis (black-fungus), four Covid-recovered patients in Pune have been diagnosed with another fungal infection in the last three months, raising worries within the medical community. It is difficult to identify aspergillus-osteomyelitis because it mimics spinal tuberculosis. However, a similar infection has been witnessed among the Covid-recovered individuals. Long-term corticosteroid usage may raise the risk of infections,… read-more

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 01:25 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Covid-19, FUNGUS, post-covid, BLACK FUNGUS

Courtesy: The Times of India

Three patients reported death of bone tissues in Mumbai

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After Black Fungus, 'Bone Death' Found In Covid Survivors

Following the cases of black fungus (Mucormycosis) among the post-COVID-19 patients, three patients have been found suffering from Avascular necrosis or death of bones tissues in Mumbai. The patients, who are also doctors, after experiencing pain in their femur bone, rushed for treatment. “In patients who have suffered from long Covid-19 and needed steroids, this is a worry,” said a civic hospital doctor.

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 - 12:11 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: BONES, Covid-19, Mumbai, Avascular Necrosis, BLACK FUNGUS

Courtesy: The Times of India

A Maharastra constable shoots himself following the loss of eyes to black fungus

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Maha Policeman Loses Both Eyes To Black Fungus; Shoots himself

After losing both eyes to black fungus (Mucormycosis), a 46-year-old policeman allegedly shot himself with his service pistol in Maharashtra's Nagpur city on July 3. According to the police officials, head constable Pramod Mergurwar contracted black fungus following the recovery from COVID-19. However, Mergurwar lost both his eyes during the treatment of fungus infection. Besides, he is survived by his wife and two children.

Sun, 04 Jul 2021 - 12:44 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: BLACK FUNGUS, Policeman, Nagpur, Suicide, Covid-19

Courtesy: India Today

Optic Neuritis

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UP's Kanpur Registers World's First Case Of 'Optic Neuritis'

The world’s first patient of 'Optic Neuritis' from black fungus is found in UP's Kanpur. Ashish, a 30-year-old was suffering from it since the last 15 days, and is admitted to 'Hallett Hospital'. Asked about effects, the doctors said the nerves of the eyes become inflamed due to which it may stop sending messages to brain or occur in lost vision. Besides the treatment, a research has also been initiated.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 - 01:26 PM / by Sahil Quadir

Tags: Covid-19, BLACK FUNGUS, Optic Neuritis, Kanpur

Courtesy: Zee News

Gang arrested for selling fake injections

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Delhi-Based Doctor Arrested For Black Marketing Of COVID Injection

The Delhi Police Crime Branch unearthed 3,293 vials of fake black fungus injections from Dr. Altamas Hussain's house in southeast Delhi. A gang of ten people, including two doctors were arrested. Several expired drug were found, used for the treatment of black fungus along with 'Remdesivir' injections, said Monika Bhardwaj, DCP, Crime Branch. Reportedly, they sold 400 injections charging up to Rs 12,000 per bottle. 

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 - 11:48 AM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Delhi, Covid-19, BLACK FUNGUS, Remdesivir Injections, Fake

Courtesy: NDTV

DentalDost, a startup is doing its part in fighting Black Fungus

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DentalDost Offers Free Online Dental Self-Assessment, Aids Black Fungus

DentalDost, founded by Bhanushali and Rajat Kabade, enables those at home to assess their oral health using a 24/7 helpline and an app. The software uses imaging, quizzes, and instructions which allow individuals to examine their oral cavity from teeth and gums to the palate, and check for various disorders including Black Fungus. DentalDost is said to be receiving over eight suspected cases of Black Fungus every week. 

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 - 08:14 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: BLACK FUNGUS, oral care, Dental Health, Mobile app

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

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GST Council Meet On June 12 To Discuss Tax Cuts On COVID Essentials

The GST Council meeting scheduled on June 12 will be chaired by FinMin Nirmala Sitharaman. Reportedly, GST rate cut on COVID essentials and Black Fungus medicines will be discussed with the ‘Council’ formed in May 28 GST meeting including state ministers and a Group of Ministers to discuss on COVID essentials. The GoM on June 7 submitted its report recommending tax cuts to ease the burden on patients.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 08:06 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Nirmala Sitharaman, Covid essentials, BLACK FUNGUS, GoM

Courtesy: The Hindu

Black Fungus In Children

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First Case Of Black Fungus Affecting Children Surfaces In Karnataka

Karnataka has registered its first case of Mucormycosis (black fungus) in children. The disease has been detected in two children, aged 11 and 14, in Ballari district and Chitradurga district of the state. The children have been admitted to government hospitals and are currently in critical condition. As of now, Karnataka has reported 1250 cases of black fungus, of which at least 39 people have succumbed to the deadly disease.

Mon, 31 May 2021 - 09:36 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: BLACK FUNGUS, Covid-19, Karnataka, Black Fungus in Children

Courtesy: Times Now

Haryana CM Khattar

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Haryana Witnessed 750+ Cases, 50 Deaths Due To Black Fungus: CM Khattar

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on May 30 revealed that 750 mucormycosis patients have been identified in the state with 50 deaths, 50 recoveries and 650 patients undergoing treatment. In the virtual news conference, CM assured of procuring the injection used in treating mucormycosis. Earlier, directing the officials to instil more beds in hospitals, Health Minister Anil Vij said requisition of 12,000 Amphotericin-B injections has been made to… read-more

Sun, 30 May 2021 - 03:22 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: BLACK FUNGUS, Mucormycosis, Haryana, Death, Amphotericin B

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Black Fungus Ward

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Bajaj Healthcare Launches Drug To Cure Black Fungus In COVID Patients

Giving relief amidst mounting Mucormycosis cases, Bajaj Healthcare on May 28 launched a drug to treat the black fungus infection in the COVID-19 patients. Named Posaconazole API, the anti-fungal drug has been granted regulatory approval by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Meanwhile, the company aims at starting commercial production as early as in June first week for the both domestic and international market.

Fri, 28 May 2021 - 05:14 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Bajaj Healthcare, BLACK FUNGUS, Covid-19, Black Fungus Treatment, FDA Gujarat