Gujarat: Mucormycosis distortion scares newly-wed

Published on July 3, 2021 Part of Mindemic series AHMEDABAD: A newly-wed 28-year-old bride was distraught within months of her marriage solemnized in the Covid-19 pandemic. Her husband contracted the infection days after the wedding and ended up with his eyes and jaw removed to save his life from a severe attack of mucormycosis post-Covid. … Continue reading Gujarat: Mucormycosis distortion scares newly-wed

From Obsessive compulsive disorder to insomnia, experts see it all

Published on July 3, 2021 Part of Mindemic series AHMEDABAD: In mid-May, a man in his forties approached a psychiatrist after a suggestion from his physician. His primary complaint was sleeplessness. Probing further, the psychiatrist got to know that the man had tested positive for Covid-19 and had spent seven days in hospital. He did … Continue reading From Obsessive compulsive disorder to insomnia, experts see it all

Gujarat: Second wave abates, EMRI calls plunge to 2,000 from 64,000 peak

Published on June 29, 2021 AHMEDABAD: For EMRI 108 services in Gujarat, the April-May surge of Covid-19 made a record of sorts when the daily emergencies for Covid alone skyrocketed to 64,000. At its peak, the ambulances gave about 24-36 hours waiting. A month later, the total daily cases have reached 2,134, with Covid-19 cases … Continue reading Gujarat: Second wave abates, EMRI calls plunge to 2,000 from 64,000 peak

Mucormycosis: Active cases at Civil Hospital now 50% of May peak

Published on June 23, 2021 AHMEDABAD: On Tuesday afternoon, the Civil Hospital had 220 active patients of mucormycosis. The cases have got halved from its peak of about 450 active cases in the last week of May. Dr J P Modi, medical superintendent of Civil Hospital, said that with drop in Covid-19 cases in the … Continue reading Mucormycosis: Active cases at Civil Hospital now 50% of May peak

Gujarat, Maharashtra shared 43% ROCM-black fungus burden: Study

Published on June 23, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat and Maharashtra – the two states reporting the highest cases of mucormycosis (MM) after the second wave of Covid-19 – also reported the highest cases of rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis (ROCM), claimed a national study encompassing 2,826 patients from 22 states and Union territories. The findings suggested 22% of India’s … Continue reading Gujarat, Maharashtra shared 43% ROCM-black fungus burden: Study

With rise in Covid cases, students at yoga classes rise

Published on June 21, 2021 International Yoga Day Ahmedabad: The Covid-ravaged lungs and predicaments of work from home for many Amdavadis have resulted in around 20-25% rise in students at various city-based yoga classes. A majority of these classes are being run in virtual mode for the past few months, imparting knowledge of various postures … Continue reading With rise in Covid cases, students at yoga classes rise

Eye-nose infection in 45% of mucormycosis deaths: Study

Published on June 6, 2021 AHMEDABAD: In one of the first comprehensive studies of mucormycosis prevalence and mortality in India, a study across 16 centres of India including Ahmedabad and Surat from September to December 2020 revealed that in 45% deaths, the fungal infection was found across eye and nose cavities. The study titled ‘Multicentre … Continue reading Eye-nose infection in 45% of mucormycosis deaths: Study

Mucormycosis recorded 46% mortality in post-Diwali surge: Study

Published on June 6, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Just how fatal can be dreaded mucormycosis, the black fungus, whose outbreak has taken the country by storm in the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic? A study carried out across 16 centres in India, including four hospitals of Gujarat, during the Diwali surge between September and December 2020 recorded … Continue reading Mucormycosis recorded 46% mortality in post-Diwali surge: Study

Covid, mucormycosis & now drug-induced kidney injury in Ahmedabad

Published on June 4, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Mehsana resident Niyaz Abdul, 30, has had one of the roughest one-and a-half months health-wise. He survived a critical Covid-19 attack only to fall prey to mucormycosis. With severe scarcity of liposomal Amphotericin B, the drug of choice for treating black fungus, the tractor dealer was given lyophilised Amphotericin … Continue reading Covid, mucormycosis & now drug-induced kidney injury in Ahmedabad