Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicBlack fungus

Topic: Black fungus

Covid has surged, but there are hardly any ‘black fungus’ cases this time — doctors explain why

Experts said cases of mucormycosis peaked due to excessive misuse of steroids amid the 2nd wave. Unmonitored blood sugar levels and self-medication by many also contributed.

Steroid use, diabetes among 5 reasons why India has 71% of world’s black fungus cases: Study

Diabetes, high steroid use, unsanitary conditions, changes in iron metabolism and lack of ventilation are the most likely reasons for this medical crisis, researchers said.

Modi govt revises rate of 400 procedures under Ayushman Bharat, adds black fungus treatment

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said revised version of health benefit packages will let hospitals provide better services to beneficiaries of AB-PMJAY.

Doctor operates on MP woman to remove tumour from brain. It turns out to be white fungus

According to celebrated neurosurgeon Deepak Kulkarni, the white fungus in the 50-year-old woman’s brain in Indore looked like a malignant tumour until biopsy showed otherwise. 

How The Gambia beat trachoma, an infection that causes blindness

A trachoma task force, antibiotics, thousands of health workers, and eye care units have helped The Gambia control one of the most infectious diseases.

Bombay HC asks Modi govt to give info on drugs given to states for black fungus treatment

The court said it wanted to ascertain whether the Centre was ensuring an 'equitable distribution' of drugs based on the number of active cases of Mucormycosis in each state.

Doctors in Agra successfully operate on newborn infected with black fungus

When the 14-day-old girl was admitted to Agra's Sarojini Naidu Medical College for operation, she had no Covid symptoms, but was underweight and had kidney and heart illness.

This pharma firm in Gurugram first manufactured the drug that treats black fungus in India

Gurugram-based Lifecare Innovations has been working round the clock to meet the rising demand for Liposomal Amphotericin B that treats black fungus or mucormycosis.

Delhi has recorded 1,044 black fungus cases and 89 deaths, says Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said 92 patients have recovered from mucormycosis, while pointing out that there is a shortage of medicines to treat the infection.

Black fungus found in brains of at least 15% patients admitted in Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital

While most of these patients had a ‘small size infection’ in their brains, four had to go undergo major brain surgery to prevent the spread of infection, Dr Gupta said.

On Camera

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Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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