Rs 5,000 Black Mushroom Injection Sold for Rs 70,000 a Vial | India News
HYDERABAD: Covid-19 patients diagnosed with black fungus (mucormycosis) are struggling to find a drug that has disappeared from the market and is being sold illegally at a very high price. Vials Liposomal amphotericin sells for Rs 70,000 per injection, right under the noses of law enforcement agencies, patients who secretly bought the drug confessed.
“They offered us a jar for Rs 1 lakh. After going through all the medical stores, suppliers and distributors, I was able to find a vial for Rs 70,000 but I am still looking for someone who offers at a lower cost. Not available anywhere in the MRP 5,000 rupees, ”said Suresh N, a relative of a patient. This comes at a time when the Hyderabad hospital announced on Sunday that they had found 100 cases of black fungus in a month.
The injection is the main drug needed to treat the black fungus that damages the nose, sinuses, eyes, and sometimes the brain, and the shortage is causing patients and caregivers to panic.