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Himachal Pradesh : Black fungus has no case in district Una, Health Department mustered out: CMO

Advice to be more vigilant for COVID-19 patients struggling with diseases like sugar and cancer

Una : There is no case of Black Fungus infection in the district Una yet and the Health Department is fully equipped to deal with the disease. Giving this information, CMO Una Dr. Raman Kumar Sharma said that the black fungus corona attacks the eyes of the infected.

He said that initially a person infected with black fungus experiences symptoms such as a cold, nasal congestion, bleeding from the nose, pain, swelling and blackness on the face. As the infection spreads, the patient begins to faint and other mental problems begin. The disease affects the eyes, lungs and internal organs and easily attacks individuals with already weak immunity. He said that patients who have sugar disease or who use steroid drugs are more at risk.

Dr. Raman Kumar Sharma said that black fungus is also affecting the patients being treated for cancer or patients suffering from any chronic disease. Serious patients suffering from corona who are on oxygen support through oxygen masks or ventilators, such patients need to be cautious. Especially patients being treated for corona in the hospital should use the mask for maximum time and even after discharging from the hospital, keep the mask on at home even for 7 days.

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The CMO said that the health department is fully equipped to deal with black fungus. Guidelines have been issued to all medical officers to avoid this. They have been told to regularly clean the oxygen pipes and use distilled water. He said that it is necessary to take care of your food and drink to avoid black fungus. Increase the amount of zinc, multi vitamins and protein in your food and if symptoms of black fungus come, seek medical advice immediately.