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  • Black Fungus | Not getting any active Mucormycosis cases, says Delhi doctor Sep 03, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    Black Fungus | Not getting any active Mucormycosis cases, says Delhi doctor

    Doctor Ajay Swaroop, Chairman, ENT Department, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, said: “We are not getting any active cases of Mucormycosis right now. Now we are seeing old cases that either have residual disease or patients coming with disease in one area that was treated and now they have developed black fungus in another area.”

  • Delhi recorded 1,858 black fungus cases so far; 686 active as on August 5: Health department Aug 08, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    Delhi recorded 1,858 black fungus cases so far; 686 active as on August 5: Health department

    The Delhi Health Department said in a statement that the city has been allocated a total of 51,540 vials of Amphotericin-B for the treatment of the disease, out of which 42,960 vials "have been received and distributed to hospitals, and 8,080 vials are awaited".

  • Over 45,000 cases of mucormycosis reported in country Jul 20, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    Over 45,000 cases of mucormycosis reported in country

    Mucormycosis and other fungal infections are most commonly seen as an opportunistic infection. They are found in those with low underlying immunity either due to a diabetes, cancers particularly hematological malignancies, etc. or as a side effect of prolonged/irrational use of certain drugs like steroids, immunosuppressive drugs for management of other disorders including COVID-19, the minister explained.

  • 40,845 cases of black fungus reported in India so far, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Jun 28, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    40,845 cases of black fungus reported in India so far, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

    Harsh Vardhan, who chaired the 29th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19, apprised the members that of the total numbers, 34,940 patients had Covid (85.5 percent), 26,187 (about 64.11 percent) were co-morbid for diabetes, while 21,523 (52.69 percent) of those infected were on steroids.

  • COVID-19 update | Poor as well as multi-millionaire of 18 years, above to get free jabs: Centre to Supreme Court Jun 26, 2021 10:43 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Poor as well as multi-millionaire of 18 years, above to get free jabs: Centre to Supreme Court

    A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud had slammed the Centre's Covid vaccination policy, describing as "prima facie arbitrary and irrational" allowing states and private hospitals to charge those in the 18-44 age group while the jabs were offered free for groups in the first two phases, and ordered its review.

  • Additional 5,240 vials of Amphotericin B allocated to Karnataka Jun 23, 2021 02:21 PM IST

    Additional 5,240 vials of Amphotericin B allocated to Karnataka

    The government has been taking various steps to enhance the availability of Amphotericin B in the country to cater to the sudden increase in demand for the medication, including giving a boost to domestic manufacturing.

  • In the wake of India’s COVID crisis, a ‘Black Fungus’ epidemic follows Jun 20, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    In the wake of India’s COVID crisis, a ‘Black Fungus’ epidemic follows

    Even before the pandemic, India recorded about 50 mucormycosis cases a year, compared with, on average, a single case every two years in the United States and Western Europe.

  • Active black fungus cases at 27,142; govt ready to boost availability of Amphotericin B if needed: Mansukh Mandaviya Jun 18, 2021 05:26 PM IST

    Active black fungus cases at 27,142; govt ready to boost availability of Amphotericin B if needed: Mansukh Mandaviya

    The Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers noted that domestic production of Amphotericin B has already gone up five folds so far.

  • Black Fungus | Eyes of 3 children infected with Mucormycosis removed in Mumbai Jun 17, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    Black Fungus | Eyes of 3 children infected with Mucormycosis removed in Mumbai

    Three children, aged 4, 6 and 14 years old had to undergo surgery to keep the infection from spreading. Out of the three only the 14 year-old had diabetes.

  • 28,252 Black Fungus infections in India; Maharashtra, Gujarat account for 42% of cases Jun 07, 2021 10:59 PM IST

    28,252 Black Fungus infections in India; Maharashtra, Gujarat account for 42% of cases

    Of the total 28,252 Black Fungus cases reported in India, 86 percent were detected in COVID-19 recovered patients; another 62.3 percent have a history of diabetes.

  • COVID-19 treatment rates to be reduced in Maharashtra Jun 01, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    COVID-19 treatment rates to be reduced in Maharashtra

    The earlier rates, prescribed by the government during the first wave of the pandemic, were based on the rates prevalent in Mumbai, said health minister Rajesh Tope.

  • Black Fungus | Prioritise those with better chances of survival: Delhi HC on Amphotericin distribution policy Jun 01, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    Black Fungus | Prioritise those with better chances of survival: Delhi HC on Amphotericin distribution policy

    The Delhi HC Bench, however, said that the Centre may make an exception for senior citizens who are serving the nation in high positions and whose safety and security are important because of the pivotal roles that they play.

  • Black Fungus | Delhi declares Mucormycosis an Epidemic after reporting over 600 cases May 27, 2021 08:28 PM IST

    Black Fungus | Delhi declares Mucormycosis an Epidemic after reporting over 600 cases

    In the National Capital, which has reported more than 600 cases of Black Fungus infection already, 'The Delhi Epidemic Diseases (Mucormycosis) Regulations, 2021' will remain valid for one year, the Delhi government said on May 27.

  • Black Fungus | Over 11,000 Mucormycosis cases in India; Gujarat, Maharashtra worst affected May 26, 2021 05:05 PM IST

    Black Fungus | Over 11,000 Mucormycosis cases in India; Gujarat, Maharashtra worst affected

    While Gujarat has logged 2,859 Black Fungus cases so far, Maharashtra has reported 2,770 cases, followed by 768 Mucormycosis cases in Andhra Pradesh, 752 in Madhya Pradesh, and 744 in Telangana. Together, these five states account for more than 65 percent of India’s total Black Fungus caseload.

  • Black Fungus: Centre allocates additional 29,250 vials of Amphotericin-B drug to states, UTs as active cases reach 11,717 May 26, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    Black Fungus: Centre allocates additional 29,250 vials of Amphotericin-B drug to states, UTs as active cases reach 11,717

    Amphotericin-B is used to treat Mucormycosis, commonly known as black fungus, which damages nose, eyes, sinuses, and sometimes even the brain.

  • Don't panic by colour of fungus, look for causes, risks: Experts advise as mucormycosis cases rise May 25, 2021 04:21 PM IST

    Don't panic by colour of fungus, look for causes, risks: Experts advise as mucormycosis cases rise

    Dr Samiran Panda, the Head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), said the use of "terms like black, green or yellow fungus” is making people scared and apprehensive.

  • Black Fungus declared ‘notified disease’ in Maharashtra, patients to get free treatment in state run hospitals: Rajesh Tope May 25, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    Black Fungus declared ‘notified disease’ in Maharashtra, patients to get free treatment in state run hospitals: Rajesh Tope

    The health minister said that the state would get 60,000 vials of Amphotericin-B, the key drug for the treatment of mucormycosis patients, from June 1 onwards.

  • Around 500 cases of black fungus in Delhi, injections in short supply, says Arvind Kejriwal May 24, 2021 05:15 PM IST

    Around 500 cases of black fungus in Delhi, injections in short supply, says Arvind Kejriwal

    The central government has been distributing the injection among states. There is a severe shortage of this drug in the market and its production should be ramped up, the CM Arvind Kejriwal said.

  • After black and white, yellow fungus infection detected: Is it contagious? What are the symptoms? All your questions answered May 24, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    After black and white, yellow fungus infection detected: Is it contagious? What are the symptoms? All your questions answered

    Patients with comorbidities or those on immuno-suppressants may be at a greater risk of contracting the yellow fungus infection.

  • Black Fungus: Cheaper alternative treatment picking up amid drug shortage May 24, 2021 02:03 PM IST

    Black Fungus: Cheaper alternative treatment picking up amid drug shortage

    In black fungus treatment, liposomal amphotericin B is the drug of choice for most doctors as it does not have side-effects associated with the conventional alternative but is in short supply.

  • Mucormycosis: Can black fungus infect people who don't have COVID-19? Here's what experts say May 24, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    Mucormycosis: Can black fungus infect people who don't have COVID-19? Here's what experts say

    India used to record about 100 cases of black fungus a year but now Karnataka alone has reported about 700 cases in the last week.

  • Black fungus cases near 400-mark in Haryana; Gurugram sees 147 cases May 23, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    Black fungus cases near 400-mark in Haryana; Gurugram sees 147 cases

    With rising number of black fungus or mucormycosis cases in the state on the rise, Health Minister Anil Vij had recently chaired a meeting of senior officials regarding management of the disease.

  • COVID-hit Bengaluru is running out of beds for black fungus treatment May 23, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    COVID-hit Bengaluru is running out of beds for black fungus treatment

    The overburdening of existing medical facilitates comes against the backdrop of the shortage of Liposomal Amphotericin B - the drug which is essential in treating black fungus cases.

  • Black fungus declared epidemic in Bihar after state reports 117 cases May 23, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    Black fungus declared epidemic in Bihar after state reports 117 cases

    India has so far reported approximately cases of 8,848 mucormycosis or black fungus.

  • Black fungus | Nearly 9,000 affected so far; Centre allocates over 23,600 vials of Amphotericin-B to states May 23, 2021 09:10 AM IST

    Black fungus | Nearly 9,000 affected so far; Centre allocates over 23,600 vials of Amphotericin-B to states

    Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Telangana have been allotted 75 percent of additional vials of Amphotericin-B, the drug used to treat Mucormycosis

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