Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Concerned over the side-effects of the anti-fungal injection, the MY Hospital administration has decided to increase the duration of administering the injections to patients and also increase the gap between the doses. A team of experts led by the HoD, Medicine, Dr VP Pandey, also monitored the conditions of the patients at the time of administering the injections to see the side-effects on them.
“We’ve increased the duration of administering the injection as, earlier, one dose was given in four hours’ duration, which has been increased to 8-10 hours. The gap between the doses has also been increased and we’re continuously monitoring the patients,” Dr Pandey said. He added that side-effects from the injection are normal and will decrease after a couple of doses.
Meanwhile, some of the family members of the patients also brought the Liposomal form of injections from outside as they were afraid of the Lyophilized form which is being used in MY Hospital.
Patients in various private hospitals are also facing the same problem, but a team of specialists claims to manage the patients properly and by increasing the duration of administering the injections.
Stop use of injections: MLA Shukla
MLA Sanjay Shukla, on Sunday, raised the issue of side-effects to the patients with the Crisis Management Committee and alleged that the recently received anti-fungal injection should not be used as it was affecting the patients’ kidneys. He also gave examples of Ujjain and Sagar during the meeting.
Mucormycosis cases in MY Hospital
1. Total no. of admitted cases-346
2. Patients admitted on Sunday-7
3. Covid-positive cases - 19
4. Post-Covid cases -258
5. Cases of no Covid history -74
6. Surgeries done on Sunday -8
7. Surgeries done so far -268
8. Endoscopy done on Sunday -13
9. Endoscopy done so far - 471
10. Patients discharged on Sunday- 3
11. Patients discharged till date -125
12. Deaths due to mucormycosis till date- 1
13. Amphotericin injections available -35
14. Amphotericin injections required -2,511