Black fungus infection found in some COVID-19 patients in GMCH

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Panaji, May 17 (PTI) Cases of mucormycosis or black fungus have been confirmed in some COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Monday.

Rane said a team of expert doctors is treating these cases.

'Pertaining to cases of Black Fungus reported at GMC, I would like to mention that our team headed by Dr Bandekar (Dean of GMCH) are treating them with the best and appropriate treatment protocol. We are also in touch with expert doctors in the country to see how best we can deal with this,' he tweeted.

Rane said the government was hopeful in dealing with the complications of COVID-19 and bringing down mortalities in Goa.

As of Monday, Goa's COVID-19 tally stood at 1,37,418 while the overall death toll is 2,152, an official said. PTI RPS NSK NSK

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