Delhi govt scheme to cover black fungus patients

Cashless treatment in private hospitals if government facilities don’t have time slot for surgery within seven days

published on : 29th July 2021

Delhi govt extends Arogya Kosh cashless surgery scheme to include mucormycosis patients

The Delhi government on March 27 had declared black fungus an epidemic, in view of its rising cases.

published on : 28th July 2021

Non-Covid care to resume in Telangana's Gandhi Hospital from August 3

Covid wards are now reportedly on the second and third floors, with the fourth floor dedicated to mucormycosis (black fungus) cases. The rest of the hospital will be used for non-Covid cases.

published on : 28th 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

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

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

In a first in India, Karnataka doctor diagnosed with black and green fungus after surviving Covid-19

The patient, Dr Karthikeyan R, developed numbness and heaviness on his face, pain in the right side of the face, intolerable headache and nasal discharge while he was admitted to a hospital in Mysuru.

published on : 25th June 2021

Oxygen therapy used to treat persistent mucormycosis cases

While many patients have been cured by anti-fungal treatment and surgical debridement, hospitals have seen cases of persistence, days after recovery.

published on : 24th June 2021

India witnessed 2.1-fold rise in black fungus cases since first wave of Covid, finds CDC study

The findings also showed that mortality rate among such patients had remained the same at around 47% at 12 week and 38% at 6 weeks.

published on : 20th June 2021

Fifth black fungus case detected in Assam

The latest case was reported on Saturday night from Dibrugarh and it is the first such case in Assam Medical College and Hospital

published on : 20th June 2021

Early detection of mucormycosis vital: Expert

The Delta variant is known to be 40 per cent more virulent than the Alpha variant.

published on : 18th June 2021
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