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Patient with suspected Black Fungus admitted at Government Dental College Srinagar

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Srinagar: A patient with suspected Mucormycosis (Black Fungus) is admitted at Government Dental College (GDC) Srinagar, officials at the Dental College Srinagar told Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

They said that a patient with suspected black fungus has been admitted to the hospital, however, final confirmation is yet to come.

Dr Irshad Ahmad Misger, Assistant Professor at Oral & Maxillofacial department Government Dental College Srinagar, said that a patient from Srinagar, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on May 05 this year and had recovered recently, has been admitted at GDC and is a suspected case of black fungus.

He said that patient is on long-term steroids and is also suffering from “uncontrolled diabetes”.

He said that they are going for a biopsy of the patient to get the final confirmation tomorrow the report of which is likely to get confirmed in the next two days.

The doctor said that there is no need to worry as one patient suffering from black fungus has been already treated at the hospital in November last year and the patient survived.

It is pertinent to mention here that J&K on Friday reported the first death due to the black fungus epidemic when a 40-year-old male from Poonch died at GMC Jammu.

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