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Black, White and Yellow Fungi not new to Panic: Dr Anirudha R. Podder

While those in power are in jittery and all those in the health sector are literally facing unheard challenges of their lifetime in the form of Covid-19 mutated virus, of late both of them appeared to be a bit relieved. But with the emergence of Black fungus cases and their gradual surge has again raised alarms!  image source: New Indian Express Dr SR Narahari, Director of Institute of Applied Dermatology, Kasargod district in Kerala opines: Thanks to the fall in numbers of positive cases and dip in admissions to the ICU, in general, it looks the curve has begun to flatten. The deaths may be more due to other comorbidities rather than Covid-19 mutated virus only, he feels. Dr Deepak V. Haldipur, a renowned ENT surgeon having the unique distinction of performing the maximum number of Black fungus surgeries in the state is right in a way. He feels the surge in the number of Black fungus cases is not all that alarming in comparison to the state population for the local "terrorist bro

Black fungus: By-product of extinct social consciousness: Dr Deepak V. Haldipur

Black fungus, the new scare and of late the most debated problem is nothing else but a by-product of extinct social consciousness, exclaims Dr Deepak V. Haldipur, renowned ENT specialist widely revered for his expertise in handling Black fungus cases. Dr Deepak V Haldipur An alumnus of the reputed Bengaluru Medical College, Dr Deepak V. Haldipur is an internationally renowned ENT surgeon with more than three decades of experience in the field of Otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery. He holds the unique distinction of having handled the highest number of Black fungus cases in Karnataka. He is one of the foremost Indian ENT surgeons to master excellence in skull surgeries, both endoscopic anterior and lateral skull base. He is also a mentor surgeon for the Cochlear implant program for various institutions and hospitals. While an attempt was made to admit of me being an illiterate as far as the medical subject was concerned, he shot back: Yes, I am also an illiterate but for having

Amidst Deadly Covid-19, Black Fungus traumatize People like Never Before

T hanks to the callousness on the part of all state and Union Governments ignoring the warnings of health experts’ way back in October 2020, the second wave of Covid-19 mutated viruses are having their hay time. Although several attempts are being made on behalf of the governments, philanthropic persons/institutions and NGOs’ to rise to the occasion, the virus seems to be having the last laugh as of now. Source: Indian Express Added to such adverse scenario and as if the onslaught of Covid-19 pandemic isn’t enough to have its fatal toll, all of us are now facing a formidable challenge in the form of Black Fungus or known as Mucormycosis in medical terms. Dr SR Narahari, Director Institute of Applied Dermatology (IAD), Kasargod district in Kerala found time between his hectic schedule to dwell with the current crisis in detail and his viewpoints about the subject in general. He fears: Since the Central Government issued guidelines on controlling the black fungus; this disease is bound t