Black Fungus Case Already Been “Successfully Operated” Last year, Says Dr Naveed

SRINAGAR: Amid reports about Jammu and Kashmir reporting the “first case” of Mucormycosis or “Black Fungus” at GMC Jammu, Head of Chest Disease Hospital, Dr Naveed Nazir Shah Sunday said that one case of the fungal infection has already been “successfully operated” last year while another “strong suspect” is admitted at Government Dental College Srinagar.

Taking to the micro-blogging site witter this afternoon, the top pulmonologist, quoted HoD Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at GDC Srinagar saying that a COVID-19 recovered patient, who was also diabetic, had been successfully operated at the hospital.

As per the HoD Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the GDC, another strong suspect, also a COVID-19 recovered patient and a diabetic, is admitted there, Dr Naveed said.

“As per HoD Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery GDC Srinagar they have already successfully operated one case of mucormycosis in Nov 2020 and another strong suspect case admitted with them.. both post covid and diabetics,” Dr Naveed wrote on twitter.

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