Black fungus on rising in India?
Gujarat becomes the witness of surging cases of Black Fungus or mucormycosis. To cope with this situation, the state government has established separate wards for patients suffering from the black fungus in the civil hospital. Not only this, but the Gujarat government also placed the order for 5000 Amphotericin-B injections.
In addition to that, the cost of these injections is Rs 3.12 crore for giving the appropriate treatment to the patients. The total number of patients suffering from black fungus in this state has now reached 100-mark. In addition to that, to deal with this scenario, the government has also set different wards for the black fungus patients.
These wards are set up in the civil hospitals of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, and Jamnagar districts. Due to the black fungus, a minimum of eight masses lost their eyesight on Friday in Surat. They have recovered from the Covid-19. In addition to that, Surat has explained a minimum of 40 cases of black fungus or mucormycosis.
The Coronavirus triggers the black fungus or mucormycosis. If there will be any delay in treatment, then it can cause the loss of vision. There are also the chances of death.
What is Mucormycosis?
As per the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the black fungus is categorized as a rare fungal infection. The primary reason behind this rare infection is a group of mold or fungi. It is also known as the micromycetes. These fungi live throughout the ambiance. The most common areas that it affects are the sinuses or the lungs as the person inhales the fungal spores from the air.
In addition to that, it can also happen on the skin after any cut, burn, or skin-related injury.
Eight deaths are reported in Maharashtra.
Minimum eight covid-19 survivors lose their lives during the treatment in the neighboring state of Maharashtra. The reason behind their death is mucormycosis. In addition to that, they lost their lives during the treatment. As per Dr. Tatyarao, who heads the DMER, cases of black fungus are on the surge. In addition to that, the term DMER stands for the directorate of Medical Education and Research.
Dr. Lahane also revealed that “Eight out of 200 such patients treated so far in various parts of the state have died because of mucormycosis, which is also called a black fungus. They survived Covid-19 infection, but the fungal infection attacked their weak immune system, which proved fatal”.
Addressing a Union Health Ministries press explaining on Friday, Niti Ayog Member (Health) Dr. VK Paul said mucormycosis is caused by the fungus named the mucor. It is generally found on wet surfaces.
He also mentioned that the patients suffering from the Covid19 put on the oxygen support that includes the humidifier containing water. So the chances of this fungal infection surges.