Odisha: MKCG Performs First Black Fungus Surgery

Berhampur: In a first, the doctors of MKCG Medical College and Hospital here performed surgery on a 55-year-old man infected by mucormycosis to scrape off the fungus.

According to hospital sources, the patient had earlier tested positive for COVID-19 and contracted the infection after recovering from the disease. “We had sought medicines and injections for his treatment after the test reports confirmed mucormycosis,” MKCG superintendent Santosh Kumar Mishra told TOI.

His condition is stable, he added.

Separate 10-bed wings have been set up in three departments – ENT, medicine and eye – in the hospital for treating black fungus cases.



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