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Monday, June 21, 2021

Black Fungus


Delhi: 2 doctors among 10 held for manufacture, sale of fake amphotericin-B injections

June 21, 2021 10:11 am

Police have recovered over 3,283 fake vials of amphotericin B, remdesivir and other injections from Dr Altamas Hussain’s house in Nizamuddin West. Police said Dr Hussain is the ‘kingpin’ of the black-marketing operation.

Karnataka Covid-19 wrap: 5,783 new infections, 168 deaths; 2,856 black fungus cases till date

June 19, 2021 10:38 am

While the positivity rate stood at 4.05 per cent, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 2.90 per cent on Friday.

Mumbai: At KEM hospital, a special ward for counselling mucormycosis patients, kin

June 18, 2021 7:19 pm

Since May-end, KEM hospital has begun a dedicated psychiatric unit for patients in its 60-bedded mucormycosis ward and has, so far, treated 122 such patients, of whom 97 are currently admitted at the hospital.

Black marketing of mucormycosis injections: Pimpri-Chinchwad police arrest govt medical college staff

June 18, 2021 10:08 am

With this development, the total number of persons arrested in the case reached seven.

Mucormycosis and diabetes: All you need to know about precautions and treatment

June 11, 2021 7:16 pm

"Mucormycosis is one such opportunistic infection, caused by some commonly found fungi, belonging to Mucorales group. Beyond this ‘black-fungus’, a much less common 'white fungus', and still rarer but more serious ‘yellow-fungus’, have also been observed," said Dr Ashok Kumar Das, Professor of Medicine and Professor and Head of Endocrinology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Science.

Gujarat: For several mucormycosis patients, recovery means draining savings

June 12, 2021 1:22 am

In the mucormycosis ward at the 1200-bed facility of Ahmedabad Civil Hospital exhausted and worried relatives accompanying patients are seen taking turns to tend to their loved ones feeling the side-effects of the drugs.

Ramp up Amphotericin-B supply to state: Bombay High Court to Centre

June 11, 2021 1:52 am

The observation came after the Maharashtra government, through Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, informed the HC that the number of mucormycosis deaths in the state had gone up from 518 on June 7 to 600 as on June 10.

Nursing employees’ allowance to be raised by Rs 1,700: Nitin Patel

June 10, 2021 10:18 pm

The decision came following a meeting of members of the United Nursing Forum, a representative body of nursing staff in Gujarat, with Patel, who also holds the Health portfolio, and other bureaucrats from the health department.

Man arrested for ‘selling’ 42 fake vials of mucormycosis drug

June 10, 2021 3:36 am

According to police, Hitesh Makwana, a native of Visvadi village in Surendranagar, was held by a team of Amraiwadi police station for allegedly supplying 42 vials of amphotericin B injections to Ahmedabad based Niket Parmar.

Pune: Two medical shop owners among 5 held for black-marketing of mucormycosis drugs

June 10, 2021 9:35 am

A team from Pimpri-Chinchwad Police's Crime Branch had launched a probe into the black-marketing of mucormycosis drugs after a tip-off was received by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sudhir Hiremath.