Unregulated drug use, unhygienic lifestyle helped spread mucormycosis in Covid patients
NAGPUR: Though basically known to be a ‘hospital acquired’ fungal disease, mucormycosis has also affected Covid patients undergoing treatment at home. This has been attributed to various reasons, including unregulated drug use and lack of blood sugar surveillance during home isolation.
Several medical experts said many Covid patients and their relatives resorted to various experiments with drugs, based on messages on social media, unscientifically shared prescriptions, and also suggestions from unqualified doctors, which had a detrimental effect on their health.
Renowned physician Dr Jay Deshmukh, one of the directors of Sunflower Hospitals, criticized the practice of prolonged self medications of drugs like steroids, taking medicines on outdoor patient department (OPD) basis at a stretch without expert consultation, and also sharing prescription between people having similar symptoms.
“No two schedules of the treatment can be the same, even if there are similar symptoms. Hence, such generalized way of taking medicines should be discouraged,” he said.
Though most doctors feel mucormycosis was triggered by unregulated use of medicines on Covid patients without controlling blood sugar level, several others felt that post-Covid unhygienic lifestyle at home too paved the way for the black fungus to afflict immunosuppressed health sy ems.
It's beyond doubt now that Modi and BJP is Panauti ( Bad Luck) for India, we need a change. Modi has snuffed hapess out of us Indians. The more he stays the more misery for general public. He only thinks of himself and his image, making a pce, buying planes, all to fulfill his own desires.
when in a country you make doctors based on a person background/cast, what else do you expect.
Pappu Pass or Fail
We have Un qualified Head of country...still going to reach 5 trillion USD economy ..... this is nothing...
In a country where people are ready to change phones every year but demand free vaccine how can anyone expect that they would be ready to pay a thousand bucks an year to do basic tests to know how their blood and hear and liver are doing.
Don't think it is due to multiple drug use or lack of hygiene in living conditions. We had that all along. Never heard before, why now?
Steroids should be administered under the supervision and advice of a Doctor. Rampant use of medicines without doctor advice can suppress immune sy em.
People who have piles ,constipation, hydroceles, fertility problems, attention problems blame Modi for every thing .
Few months before Modi said "India has become medicine hub fot world".
His lies are dragging our country more into darkness
doctors donot educate the patient properly while prescribing medicines... they just mint money... and all blame is put on patient... Dr r prescribing steroids n not telling the patient that it increases the blood sugar level
Many in Gujarat use cow dung as medicine
Yes. It is effective
Modiji started clean india and everyone laughing on him, now unhygine create fungus problem and blame Modiji.
Modi and BJP the dest yers of a beautiful country called India!
But foreign countries even backward who might not have mon ored sugar levels have not faced mucormycosis.
Cow dung cake is good for COVID.
Rajasthan declares Black Fungus as epedimic. Rajesh Tope, health minister Maharashtra says 90deaths due to Black Fungus and 1500 under treatment. Are we not heading towards another crisis???
It is spreading fast,, why ???
scientists should investigate urgently in to this new epidemic,,
Lack of accountability at go nment/ professional body/ regulatory body is the root cause of all ills in the country.
hygeine levels are deplorable with stray dogs & rats in ICU wards,sewage overflowing ,lack of qualified and competent doctors and medical equipment make fora very grim situation
In our country every one is a doctor and expert, hence the present state of covid19 and fungus killing millions.themselves to be blamed.