Thursday, May 30, 2024

Tag: Black Fungus

Black Fungus or Mucormycosis has been declared as an epidemic in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Currently, the state has around 100 black fungus patients and a separate ward has been made at Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital in Jaipur for their treatment. Heath experts say the Black Fungus is caused by the use of steroids during Covid-19 infection.
The increasing and excessive use of plasma and Remdesivir for treatment is helping the Covid virus to mutate. If India does not follow evidence-based treatment, it can soon become the breeding ground for many variants of Coronavirus, Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, ex-ICMR scientist said during Covid briefings.
COVID-19 recovered patients are suffering from post viral symptoms and Mucormycosis (MM) also known as Black Fungus which is making them blind. Heath experts say the Black Fungus is caused by the use of steroids during Covid-19 infection.