92 patients undergoing treatment for black fungus at BHU Hospital, Health News, ET HealthWorld

The cases of black fungus infection continue to rise in the district. So far, over 100 patients suffering from mucormycosis (black fungus) have been admitted to the hospital of Banaras Hindu University.

According to medical superintendent Prof KK Gupta, 112 such patients were admitted to the hospital till Saturday, out of whom 17 lost their lives during treatment. Three patients were discharged on Saturday. Currently, 92 patients are undergoing treatment for black fungus at the hospital. So far, 67 surgeries of black fungus patients were conducted in the hospital. The patients suffering from black fungus have been admitted to Covid and non-Covid wards.

The first case of black fungus was reported in Varanasi on April 30, while a 54-year-old woman from Azamgarh was the first patient to succumb to black fungus infection at the BHU hospital.

Meanwhile, the district administration arranged 250 vials of Amphotericin B injections, which is required for treating black fungus-infected patients, on Friday.

Earlier, 100 vials of the injection had been made available by the district administration on May 19 while 50 more vials were provided on May 23, said Gupta.

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