Bhopal: Black fungus cases too are on the wane

Fortnight ago single day average was 20 infection cases at Hamidia, figure has come down to around six

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 01:34 AM IST
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BHOPAL: With the decline in corona cases, the number of Black fungal infection cases are also coming down in Madhya Pradesh. Currently there are 1200 cases in the state. A fortnight ago, in Hamidia Hospital alone on an average, 15-20 patients seeking treatment of black fungus infection were coming to the facility daily, but now the figure has come down to 5-6. Eight cases of black fungus were reported at the government-run hospital on Tuesday.

Earlier, the rate of fungal infection was high and around 1000 patients were identified in a very short period in the state, however, as on date the figure stands at 1200, which indicates the decline in rate of infection in the state.

Dr Yashvir Singh, senior doctor Hamidia Hospital said, "100 beds arranged for back fungal treatment are full in Hamidia Hospital but the infection cases have declined now. A fortnight ago, on an average 15 to 20 patients were coming for treatment and now 5 to 6 patients are coming for treatment."

On Tuesday, by evening in all eight patients had consulted for treatment, earlier this figure was around double and this shows the cases of black fungal infection have come down with the decline in Covid-19 cases, said Singh. Now patients are more aware so they are coming at the initial stage of infection so the need for surgery is also very low and patients are recovering fast, he added.

ENT Dr SP Dubey, state level Task Force member, said, "We have observed that black fungus cases have declined now with the decline in corona cases in the state. Earlier, the rate was high and many infected patients were coming for treatment from various parts of the state but now their numbers have come down. Situation is more or less the same in all medical colleges."

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