The first case of Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, has been detected in Jammu Kashmir.
The Covid -19 patient admitted in GMC Jammu , had high Sugar Levels and Steroids had to be given , which could be possible reason for Black fungus.
The patient has turned negative for Covid-19 , though critical.
Official said Black Fungus does not spread from person to person like Covid-19.
What causes black fungus?
According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, mucormycosis is a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called micromycetes.
Health experts say that black fungus cases are being seen among COVID patients who were administered steroids to treat symptoms, and also among those who are suffering from diabetes and cancer.
Who are all at high risk for black fungus?
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Wednesday released guidelines for early detection and prevention of mucormycosis in the hospital’s COVID Ward.
According to AIIMS guidelines, the following category of people are under higher risk for developing black fungus:
- Patients with uncontrolled diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, and diabetics on steroids or tocilizumab
- Those on immunosuppressants or anticancer treatment, and patients with chronic debilitating illness
- Patients on high dose steroids and or long duration of steroids or tocilizumab
- Severe COVID-19 cases
- Patients on oxygen support – and needed nasal prongs, by mask, or on ventilator
What are the symptoms of black fungus?
The medical experts ask patients to look out for:
- Abnormal black discharge or crust, or bleeding from the nose
- Nasal blockage
- Eye pain
- Swelling around the eyes, double vision, redness of eye, loss of vision, difficulty in closing eye, inability to open the eye, prominence of eye
- Facial numbness or tingling sensation, difficulty in chewing or opening the mouth
What must patients do if they experience any of the above symptoms?
If you experience any of the above symptoms, you:
- Must immediately consult an ENT doctor or ophthalmologist for their treatment.
- Should NOT self-medicate with steroids, antibiotics or antifungal drugs.
- Should strictly control and monitor diabetes.
- Should take regular treatment and follow-up with your doctor.
‘Strict action against people hurting religious sentiments’: Sukhnandan Choudhary on viral video
Former BJP Minister Sukhnandan Choudhary had an exclusive interview with JK Media executive Ashish Kohli. After a video against Hindu religion went viral on social media, Choudhary condemned the act and said that investigation should be held against such people.
Watch Exclusive interview
Q. Sukhnandan Ji, how did you feel after watching the video? Also, how hurt do you feel listening something against your religion?
The video got viral 2-3 days back. First I didn’t watch it but then our BDC Chairman showed it to me. Honestly, I felt hurt. I got to know this person is from Kashmir. See Hindu religion does have different castes but be it Rajput, Brahmin or any other, everyone walks together. I grew up in Madd constituency and every Muslim resident lived like he was our close one.
Every person I’ve ever known in our constituency picked Tiranga with me. I never thought such incidents would happen. Many Panches, Sarpanches and BDC members came to me and told about blocking National Highway the next day but I left it on the Administration. I told if Administration takes this lightly, we’ll handle it our way. Then we organised a Press Conference.
Q. What do you think should be done with such people who try to create differences between 2 religions?
I am no Advocate to talk about any punishment for anyone. But yes we are Dogras. Moreover, we are Hindus and this video did hurt our sentiments. I feel Police should arrest such people and carry out an investigation against them.
Q. We’ve seen these days it’s become easy to defame Hindu religion and Hindu Gods. Be it movies, serials, Shaheen Bagh or Farmers protest, many people raise slogans against Hindu religion. Why?
Hindu religion is the oldest religion. All religions like Sikhism and Islam came after it. We consider them as our brothers and that’s why we ignore such talks. But whatever was said in this video wasn’t bearable. 2-3 more such people and the situations will become worse.
Q. In this video RSS has been targeted particularly. Your take on that?
It isn’t any particular party or caste. It’s against Hindu religion which includes all parties and every single person of Rajouts, Brahmins, Scheduled caste, etc. Government should take strict measures against such people.
This time we will take Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) back, Ravinder Raina
BJP State President Ravinder Raina had an exclusive interview with JK Channel executive Mohinderjeet Singh. Raina spoke about the party on 24th June going to be attended by Mehbooba Mufti. He also slammed Pakistan and held it responsible for the dead Indians.
Q. Sir what would you say about Pakistan?
Pakistan is the reason for bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir over the last 40 years. It has always wanted J&K to be a graveyard. I wonder why some Leaders mourn over terrorists’ deaths rather than raising voices for our innocent people. Terrorism has killed so many people of J&K and other parts of India.
Those leaders who support Pakistan in such things are the enemies of J&K’s public.
Q. This time will article 370 be back or POK will be back?
Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) will be back. We will take it back. Pakistan has illegally occupied some parts if Kashmir be it Muzaffarabad, Neelam valley or the rest of the places, we are going to get them back in India.
Talking about article 370, it has become history now. People dreaming of getting it back should take rest. These are dreams that will never get fulfilled.
Q. Many leaders who often speak in favour of Pakistan have been invited to the Party while other leaders haven’t been. Your take?
Registered Political parties have been invited to the party. I’m invited, Professor Bheem Singh and some Former Deputy Chief Ministers of BJP and Congress too. BJP will be the voice of Dogras, the Hindus on that day. BJP has always stood for its public and will continue doing so.
Q. Can Jammu people expect Ravinder Raina’s reply to Mehbooba Mufti in the coming event?
I think almost everyone living in Jammu knows me now. I’m the same person who gave back answers to the leaders supporting Pakistan in assembly meetings held before.
Good News: 24×7 electricity in Jammu, details
Many new power stations are being built in Jammu by the Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited (JPDCL) under various schemes of the Central government to ensure 24×7 electricity to every household in the Jammu region.
Explaining how the old infrastructure of 2012 would cause overloading of the power station and was inadequate to meet the requirement of the electricity demand, Jagmohan Sharma, the chairperson of JPDCL informed that the corporation, with the help of several schemes of the central government, is working on improving the infrastructure.
“We are making transmission as well as distribution networks strong. For the same, a 160 MVA transformer is being added to Bern Power Station in Jammu, 20 MVA in Geladni Power Station and 20 MVA in Canal Power station,” he said.
“Many new power stations are being built like 20 MVA Power station in Gangyal, 20 MVA in Birpur, 20 MVA in Canal -2 power stations, and power station are coming up in Chak Balwal, Udaywalla, and Shahzadpur. So, around 15 to 20 new power stations are being added to the current network,” he informed.
Sharma also mentioned that Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha had taken six review meetings since January to ensure smooth working.
Residents of the region were delighted about the government’s initiative, and said, “In today’s world, electricity is required for almost everything, and through this project of the government if we get 24×7 electricity, it will lead to development.”
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