Jammu and Kashmir reports first death from black fungus | India News
JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported its first death due to a black fungus after a 40-year-old recovered Covid-19 patient died of mucormycosis in Government Hospital and Faculty of Medicine (GMCH), Jammu, on Thursday.
GMCH Director Dr. Shashi Sudan Sharma confirmed the death due to mucormycosis and said the man had a high degree of 900 level diabetes and was immunosuppressed.
“The patient had tested negative for Covid-19 before being admitted to the hospital for a fungal infection,” said Dr. Sudan, adding that it was an avoidable complication that could be restricted by strict monitoring of blood sugar levels of Covid-19 patients. who have received steroids.
“His condition as a patient was critical when he entered GMCH. So far we have only detected this case. Therefore, people are advised not to panic, ”he said.
Former head of the ophthalmology department at Faculty of Medicine of the Government (GMC) Jammu, Dr. Satish gupta He had said: “We have not witnessed any cases of black fungus infection in recent months.”
He had counseled the susceptible population to keep their diabetes under control and warned everyone against unsupervised steroid use. Dr Gupta He said black fungus usually targets Covid-recovered people with uncontrolled diabetes or those who have administered prolonged or unsupervised doses of steroids.