Hyderabad: A person died of black fungus while undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.
Venkat Reddy 46 years old of Elmkanne village of Tandur mandal in Mahabubnagar district was infected with covid-19. He was sent home after recovering from COVID-19.
However, Reddy was then suffering from an eye infection and was rushed to a district hospital where it was found that the person was infected with mucormycosis or black fungus disease.
He was later rushed to Gandhi Hospital where he was undergoing treatment. The person succumbed during treatment this morning due to an infection.
The disease has now also been declared as an epidemic, and has been found to affect COVID-19 patients in other parts of the country as well.
The central government said on Friday that it was working to address the shortage of the drug used to treat the rare fungal disease that kills COVID-19 patients as the country’s health system faces a massive wave of COVID-19 infections.
Cases of black fungus or mucormycosis that cause blurred or double vision, chest pain, and difficulty breathing have increased in India, mostly in COVID-19 patients, with at least 7,250 such cases nationwide. Have been found until 19 May,Media reports.