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Man nabbed by Ahmedabad Police for black marketing jabs for treating black fungus

The Ahmedabad Police has booked a man from the city’s Amraiwadi area for selling Amphotericin B, a jab used for treating mucormycosis infection, at inflated rates. The accused Hitesh Makwana has been booked for cheating. Even as the COVID-19 cases and deaths have significantly come down, mucormycosis, or black fungus, cases are on the rise...

Surat reports 29 mucormycosis deaths so far

Gujarat which is seeing a drop in COVID cases over the last few days continues to battle the surge in mucormycosis cases. Also known as black fungus, the case is being reported in patients who have recovered or suffered from COVID. Surat is no exception. On Monday Surat Civil Hospital reported four new cases of...

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...

5 more companies to make medicines for mucormycosis: Mansukh Mandaviya

Union minister of state for chemicals and fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said that the shortage of medicines required for treating mucormycosis will be resolved soon. The minister revealed that five more pharma companies have been provided the approval for the manufacturing of Amphotericin B. This is apart from the six companies that are already...

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...

4 held in Ahmedabad for black marketing of injections for mucormycosis

As Mucormycosis cases surge in Gujarat, the demand for Amphotericin-B injection that is used to treat the disease is on the rise too. This has led to many taking to black marketing of the injections taking advantage of the desperation of patients and their relatives who are in need. Also Read: Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as...

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...

Declare mucormycosis an epidemic, Centre tells states

With cases of mucormycosis or black fungus being reported from various states across the country, the Union government has directed all states to declare the fungal infection an epidemic and list it under the Epidemic Diseases Act. States such as Rajasthan and Telangana have already declared the rare but fatal fungal infection as epidemic. Declaration...

Mucormycosis declared as epidemic by Rajasthan govt

The Rajasthan government has declared mucormycosis, commonly known as black fungus, as an epidemic. The health department has made the deadly fungal infection a notified and notifiable disease under the Rajasthan Epidemic Act, 2020. Following the order, all hospitals will have to keep a record of patients suffering from this disease, said health secretary Akhil...

Rajasthan struggles as mucormycosis cases surge

Even as cases of mucormycosis are on the rise with reports suggesting over 750 cases of the rare fungal infection, the Rajasthan government claims only 100 reported cases of mucormycosis, also known as ‘black fungus’. Health minister Dr Raghu Sharma citing government records said there are only 100 patients. The state government has floated global...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, mucormycosis cases being reported across Rajasthan

In what could be a double whammy for Rajasthan, the emergence of mucormycosis cases in the state amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a panic among the state’s health administration. Mucormycosis, commonly known as black fungus, is a rare fungal infection that if left untreated can result in blindness and even...