Black Fungus

First black fungus death reported in Tiruppur

Former tahsildar of Uthukuli who was under treatment for black fungus infection in a private hospital in Tiruppur died on Tuesday.

published on : 22nd July 2021

India records more than 45,000 cases of 'black fungus' over two months

The infection was previously considered very rare but cases have ballooned during the pandemic, usually striking patients after recovery from COVID-19.

published on : 21st July 2021

High treatment cost in Bengaluru sends black fungus patients back home

The state has not come up with plans to cover the cost of black fungus patients in private hospitals, as it did with Covid patients, through the Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust.

published on : 17th July 2021

Black fungus cases rise to 208 in Prakasam district

The fungal infection has taken 16 lives so far even as the district administration is still struggling to reduce the high Covid infection rate.

published on : 16th July 2021

Doctors back plastic surgery for black fungus patients

The doctors said the hospital was currently scheduled to undertake 15 reconstructive plastic surgeries in the coming weeks for patients who had been affected from black fungus.

published on : 16th July 2021

Black fungus worries Odisha; 129 infected, 18 dead

Even as Covid-19 spread has begun to slow down in Odisha, cases of mucormycosis or black fungus are on the rise.

published on : 5th July 2021

As COVID-19 wanes, black fungus cases dip too in Karnataka

Also, there is enough stock of Amphotericin-B, the drug required to treat black fungus patients, unlike the shortage witnessed in the months of May and June.

published on : 5th July 2021

Maharashtra cop kills self with service weapon after losing eyesight to black fungus 

The head constable was admitted to a hospital for treatment, during which doctors had to remove one of his eyes, and soon when the infection started spreading fast, he lost the other eye as well.

published on : 3rd July 2021

85 per cent of black fungus cases in Covid patients: Data

The disease struck the highest number of people in 45–60-year age group, but even younger ones were not spared.

published on : 29th June 2021

15 Covid patients lose vision due to black fungus at KIMS

As many as 15 people have lost their eyesight due to mucormycosis (black fungus) at KIMS Hospital in Hubballi in the last two months.

published on : 29th June 2021

205 Black fungus cases in Vijayapura, patients depend on private hospitals for surgery

As Black Fungus is not included under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana – the patients have to bear the expenses if the surgery is performed in private hospitals.

published on : 28th June 2021

Over 40,000 black fungus cases reported in India so far: Harsh Vardhan

Vardhan also presented a snapshot of India's efforts to contain COVID-19.

published on : 28th June 2021

Indian missions working on war footing to get medicines for black fungus: Centre to SC

The Union health ministry responded in detail to the query of an apex court bench about the steps being taken to ensure drug availability for Mucormycosis.

published on : 27th June 2021

Gandhi Hospital does 500 surgeries of mucormycosis

The team of doctors at the hospital from various specialisations — ophthalmology surgeons, plastic surgeon, ENT surgeons, dental and neuro surgeons — have worked together to treat the patients.

published on : 27th June 2021

Over 230 Black Fungus deaths in Andhra Pradesh: Health department data

In all, 3,148 mucormycosis cases were reported in the state, it said. While 1,398 patients got cured, 1,513 are still undergoing treatment in various hospitals.

published on : 25th June 2021
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