SRINAGAR: The black fungus cases have already been dealt with by the doctors in Kashmir in the very first year of Covid19, Pulmonologist and Chest Disease Hospital top doctor, Dr Naveed Nazir has revealed.
“As per HoD Oral & Maxillofacial surgery GDC Srinagar they have already successfully operated one case of mucormycosis in Nov 2020 and another strong suspect case admitted with them.. both post covid and diabetics,” Dr Naveed wrote on Twitter. “Mucormycosis is not a new disease neither is contagious. We just need to avoid self-medication like steroids, identify high-risk patients and keep blood sugar under control.”
The black fungus scare dominates the whole of India and has entered Jammu and Kashmir after one case was detected in GMC Jammu, A resident of Poonch, he died within 24 hours after being detected as a serious case of black fungus. Earlier, the doctors at GMC Jammu said they have successfully treated one case in 2020 whose eyes were involved.
Media reports said that around 9000 cases of black fungus have been reported across India and around 250 of them have died. More than half of the cases were reported in Gujarat and Maharashtra even as 15 other states have confirmed cases ranging from eight to 900. As many as 29 states have declared it as an outbreak.