Black fungus

Over 45,000 cases of mucormycosis reported in country

A large majority of mucormycosis patients (84.4%) had reported a history of COVID-19, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a written reply.

Jul 20, 2021, 15:32 PM IST

Bone death report in Mumbai, doctors predict it as a threat after Black fungus

Hinduja Hospital, Mahim, treated the three young (under 40) patients who developed necrosis two months after they were treated for COVID.

Jul 05, 2021, 12:17 PM IST

30 black fungus infected victims lose vision in one eye in Tamil Nadu

30 of 264 patients with Mucormycosis have lost the vision in one eye, a top official of the hospital in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore said. 

Jul 04, 2021, 20:29 PM IST

40,845 cases of black fungus reported in India so far: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

A total of 13,083 patients were in the age group of 18-45 years (32 per cent), 17,464 were in the age group of 45-60 years (42 per cent), while 10,082 (24 per cent) patients were 60-plus years of age, a health ministry statement said.

Jun 28, 2021, 17:22 PM IST

First ever case of 'Optic Neuritis' after black fungus; Kanpur authorities on alert

Optic neuritis uncovers a new form of black fungus, this becomes the first case in the world.

Jun 22, 2021, 10:31 AM IST

Gang selling fake Black Fungus medication busted in Delhi, 3500 injections recovered

The accused used to sell an injection of black fungus for Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 to patients suffering from black fungus and those in need. 

Jun 20, 2021, 18:01 PM IST

Jharkhand on high alert as black fungus cases rise, 26 deaths reported

A total of 79 confirmed and 53 suspected cases have been reported to date in 18 of the 24 districts.

Jun 19, 2021, 20:05 PM IST

Eyes of three children aged 4, 6, 14 battling black fungus removed in Mumbai

The eyes had to be surgically removed to stop the infection from spreading to other parts of their bodies.

Jun 17, 2021, 19:10 PM IST

NO tax on Black Fungus Medicines: GST Council

The GST Council has now approved the recommendations of GoM on GST rates on COVID relief material. It further agreed to stick to a 5% GST rate on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Jun 12, 2021, 16:56 PM IST

28,252 mucormycosis cases with 86% history of COVID from 28 states/UTs: Harsh Vardhan

India is also one of the world's fastest countries in terms of the number of doses administered so far. Out of 88.7 crore people who have been administered at least one dose globally, India accounts for 17.9 crore, which is 20.2 per cent of the global coverage.

Jun 07, 2021, 18:52 PM IST

Maharashtra government caps black fungus treatment rates at private hospitals

Identifying 28 types of surgeries for the disease, the government fixed the minimum charges at Rs 6,000 in tier-three cities. The rates could go up to Rs 1 lakh depending on the region and the complexity of the treatment.

Jun 04, 2021, 17:30 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 5763 cases of Black Fungus and 476 deaths

The Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan also attended the CSIR Society meeting today. 

Jun 04, 2021, 09:32 AM IST

Centre must provide COVID-19 vaccines for free to state, says West Bengal CM Mamata

A court in Dominica will hear a case on the deportation of Mehul Choksi on Wednesday (June 2). India has sent a team of multi-agency officials led by a CBI DIG to Dominica to bring back absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi back. Choksi who went mysteriously missing from Antigua was found in Dominica where he has been in the police custody since. 

Jun 02, 2021, 09:05 AM IST

Speed ​​of Coronavirus reduces in India, but threat of Black Fungus still exists

At least 59 people have died of Mucormycosis in Delhi hospitals so far after the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The number of deaths due to the invasive infection commonly known as black fungus is far higher than those that have been cured.

Jun 01, 2021, 13:14 PM IST

High Court asks Centre, Delhi govt to make policy for distribution of black fungus drug

The Court expressed unhappiness with leaving it to the doctors to decide whom to give medicine and said this is a bullet you (government) will have to bite.

May 31, 2021, 20:08 PM IST

50 people succumbed to black fungus, 650 more receiving treatment: Haryana CM Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said 50 people have died due to black fungus in the state so far, while 650 more are undergoing treatment for the infection in various hospitals.

May 30, 2021, 21:00 PM IST

Black fungus detected in two children in Karnataka, total 1250 cases in state

In a first, the mucormycosis infection, commonly known as black fungus, has been detected in two children from Karnataka.

May 30, 2021, 20:29 PM IST

Aspergillosis: After black, white and yellow fungus, cases of a new fungal infection reported in COVID-19 patients

While India is grappling with an increasing number of Black Fungus or mucormycosis cases among COVID-19 patients, other fungal infections like White fungus and yellow fungus have also been reported in the country.

May 30, 2021, 12:30 PM IST

Maharashtra extends lockdown-like curbs by a fortnight, to issue guidelines on June 1

PM Modi is addressing the nation through his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat. 

May 30, 2021, 09:11 AM IST

Andhra Pradesh: Black fungus cases jumps to 808, state records 229 fresh new infections

Andhra Pradesh reported 229 fresh infections of  Black fungus in a day, taking the total caseload to 808.

May 28, 2021, 21:45 PM IST