India Grapples With Over 27,000 Active Black Fungus Cases
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Fri 18th June 2021 | 05:40 PM
NEW DELHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Jun, 2021 ) :India is grappling with over 27,000 active cases of a deadly fungal infection known as mucormycosis, an official statement said on Friday.
"On June 16, active cases of mucormycosis were 27,142. India has increased domestic production of the drugs to treat the fungus," Junior Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, responsible for chemicals and fertilizers, said in a statement.
The statement, however, did not disclose the total number of mucormycosis cases in the country.
On June 7, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had said the country had reported a total of over 28,000 cases with 86% of the patients having a history of the corona-virus.
In Mumbai, the country's financial hub, doctors had to remove one eye each in three children as they were infected with this deadly infection, local broadcaster NDTV reported.Doctors in the country say they are now seeing a decline in patients with mucormycosis.
"The numbers have decreased. There is some 50% reduction in the cases," Prof. Naresh K. Panda, head of Department of Otolaryngology at Postgraduate Institute of Medical education and Research in northern India, told Anadolu Agency on Friday "We expect the situation should be okay in a fortnight," he added.