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.
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.
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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.
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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
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.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on May 26 announced the supply of Sputnik V vaccine, but the quantity to be supplied remains uncertain. Introducing Delhi's first drive-through vaccination centre in Dwarka, CM Kejriwal also emphasized the effectiveness of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in kids. The drive-through vaccination centre will be established at Chhatrasal on May 28. The state might go for unlock process after May 31 if COVID-19 cases start… read-more
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India has now been hit by yellow fungus, as UP's Ghaziabad reported the first case on May 24. Considered to be more dangerous than black and white fungus, the proliferating cause of yellow fungus is being attributed to un-hygiene and high humidity. As of now, the known symptoms are lethargy, weight-loss, low or no appetite and can cause slow wound-healing, pus leakage, organ failure and body-cell decay.
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Bihar has become another state to declare Mucormycosis (black fungus) as an epidemic. The decision has been taken as the Mucarmycosis cases reached 117 in the state by May 21. State Health Minister Mangal Pandey stated private hospitals will now be obligated to inform about the cases to the health department and patients will be treated free-of-cost. The government has… read-more
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Amid rising fear over black and white fungus, MD of Delhi's LNJP Hospital Dr Suresh Kumar has said that the latter disease, aka Aspergillosis, is less dangerous than the former. He stated early diagnosis of the disease is critical and advised to stay in clean surroundings and avoid eating refrigerated food. Besides, he advised consuming fresh fruits and vegetables and not taking steroids without prescription for treating COVID-19.
The Central government on May 19 urged the states to make Mucormycosis, a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 in India. Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal asked the states to be equipped with health facilities and follow the guidelines to screen, diagnose and manage Mucormycosis. He also informed the effects of this disease among COVID-19 patients. Recently, the Telangana and Rajasthan governments have made it a notifiable… read-more
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