Tribune News Service
Patiala, May 18
Two Covid patients, who had been found infected with mucormycosis, popularly known as black fungus, died at the isolation wing of the Government Rajindra Hospital here today.
The hospital authorities, however, claimed that both the patients died of Covid and not of the black fungus.
Dr RPS Sibia, Head, Department of Medicine, said the patients were already sick with Covid. “They had black fungus, but they died due to Covid related complications. Both the patients were on ventilator support,” said Dr Sibia.
It was earlier reported that four patients admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital were found infected with black fungus after clinical confirmation.
“Of the six suspected patients at the hospital, four had been infected with black fungus,” said Dr Sibia, who is also heading the isolation wing of the hospital.
He said the patients had received the medicine for the black fungus and treatment of the infected and suspected patients was underway.
Meanwhile, it has been learnt that sporadic cases of black fungus had been reported in private hospitals as well. However, they have not been documented.
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