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Mucormycosis surge: Injections can be availed from Civil Hospital, here’s what you need to do…

As Mucormycosis cases surge, the Gujarat government has said that Amphotericin B (Lyophilised) injections can be availed from the Civil Hospital in the city. The state said the government has provided a facility to ensure that the injection is distributed to those in need from the Civil Hospital.  The state also announced a helpline number 6357365462 to...

13 yr old with mucormycosis is first case of black fungus in a COVID recovered child in Ahmedabad?

Black fungus, the infection that is being reported from several COVID and COVID-recovered patients is giving a new scare every day. Known as Mucormycosis, the case has been reported in a 13-year-old who was recently operated on in Ahmedabad. This is believed to be the first such case of the disease in COVID recovered children...

BREAKING: Gujarat declares Mucormycosis as pandemic

The Gujarat government has declared Mucormycosis a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. The state in a tweet said that all government and private health facilities will have to follow ICMR guidelines for screening, diagnosis, treatment. Hospitals will also have to mandatorily report all suspected & confirmed cases to the government of India...

Over 1100 cases of Mucormycosis in 8 major hospitals of Gujarat

Eight major government hospitals in Gujarat have over 1100 Mucormycosis cases even as shortage of the life-saving drug Amphotericin-B (in liposomal form) continues. Also known as black fungus, the number of surgeries related to the disease has also gone up. Earlier on Monday, the Gujarat High Court while hearing a petition on COVID had expressed...

Mucormycosis on the rise in Surat, 50 patients lose vision

Surat is reporting over 50 cases of mucormycosis, a fungal infection that COVID patients on oxygen and those who are diabetic are prone to following recovery from the disease. So far 250 people have been operated on for the black fungus of which 50 have lost their sight while 4 have lost their lives. Surat...