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JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported its first demise as a result of black fungus after a 40-year-old Covid-19 recovered affected person died of mucormycosis at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Jammu, on Thursday.
Principal of GMCH Dr Shashi Sudan Sharma has confirmed the fatality as a result of mucormycosis and mentioned the person suffered from a excessive diploma of diabetes of 900-level and was immunocompromised.
“The patient had tested negative of Covid-19 before he was admitted to the hospital for fungal infection,” Dr Sudan mentioned, including that it was an avoidable complication that may very well be restricted by strictly monitoring the blood sugar ranges of Covid-19 sufferers, who’ve been placed on steroids.
“His condition patient was critical when admitted into GMCH. We have so far detected this single case only. So, people are advised not to panic,” she mentioned.
Earlier head of ophthalmology division at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu, Dr Satish Gupta had mentioned, “We have not witnessed any case of black fungus infection in the recent months.”
He had suggested the prone inhabitants to maintain diabetes beneath verify and warned all towards unsupervised use of steroids. Dr Gupta mentioned that black fungus often focused Covid-recovered individuals with uncontrolled diabetes or those that have administered extended or unsupervised dosage of steroids.

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