A rapid rise in cases of mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, has added to the challenges already facing India’s healthcare system as it deals with a huge second wave of coronavirus infections.
The Indian government has told doctors to look out for signs of mucormycosis or “black fungus” in Covid-19 patients as hospitals report a rise in cases of the rare but potentially fatal infection.
With screen-time having increased multifold, children complain of watery eyes, headache; docs say delay in check-ups may lead to vision-related issues.
Eight of the 10 people living in a slum in the city are in favour of the state government imposing lockdown for some days due to increasing cases across Maharashtra, reveals a survey conducted by the Eyebetes Foundation.
COVID-19 antibodies were found in 11% heath workers of Mumbai’s State Government Hospitals. Some of these health workers have previously undergone COVID-19 tests with positive results.
Covid-19 antibodies may not last more than a couple of month according to a study carried out on affected healthcare staff of JJ Group of Hospitals.
The sero-prevalence study has been conducted by Eyebetes Foundation, a charitable foundation working towards reducing diabetes-caused eye ailments, including blindness.
This is the startling finding of a sero-survey conducted by the Eyebetes Foundation with the Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy (JJ) Hospital and the office of the Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule.
“In contrast, only 7% of the 200 doctors and 200 nurses were seropositive,” said Dr Nishant Kumar of Eyebetes Foundation, which conducted the sero survey along with JJ Hospital and NCP MP Supriya Sule’s office.
The JJ Group of Hospitals and Eyebetes Foundation have collaborated to conduct a sero-prevalence study on frontline healthcare workers. The study gauges the prevalence of the novel and presence of antibodies to the coronavirus.