Kovoda Kovataka Summit: India Reports Nearly 38,603 Cases of Black Fungal Infections

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Karnataka Prime Minister B S Yediyurappa has called on Covid patients to use the city's surgery centers for treatment before going to hospitals.

Covid-19A woman vaccinated in Bangalore (PTI)

On Monday, Karnataka reported 38,603 new cases of Covid-19 and 476 deaths, bringing the total number of infected people to 22,42,065 and a complete of twenty-two ,313, the health department said. The same day 34,635 patients were discharged after recovery.

Bangaluru Urban alone has 13,338 new cases.

As of May 17 evening, the state has 22,42,065 cases of Covid charges, 22 313 deaths, and 16,16,092 discharges, the department said in a statement. The total number of active topics in government stands at 6,03,639. While the daytime rate for the day was 39.70 percent, the mortality rate (CFR) was 1.23 percent.

Of the 476 killed on Monday, 239 were from Bengaluru Urban, followed by Hassan (29), Ballari (17), 15 each from Kalaburagi, Shivamogga, and Uttara Kannada, Tumakuru (14), Bengali Rural (13), Mandya ( 10), followed by others.

CM asks Covid patients to use recovery centers.

Karnataka Prime Minister B S Yediyurappa has called on Covid patients to use the city's surgery centers for treatment before going to hospitals.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Yediyurappa said, "We are increasing the number of price points within the city. As a result, there will be doctors who will be available around the clock, working on three shifts."

"Depending on the conditions of the patients, doctors will suggest that they can take the advice of hospitals and decide when to provide care at the ICU," said the Prime Minister at the launch of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) library in Kengeri.

Later, CM opened a Covid care center at BGS Global Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital. The Karnataka government has decided to establish several city centers, which will provide quality medical care to Covid patients and reduce the burden on the medical team in hospitals.

Experts panel to study the black fungus infection: Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar

Mucormycosis or black fungus is now a recognized disease - hospitals have to report to the government, and it is illegal to hide it, said Education and Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar. He was chatting with the media in Bengaluru after a gathering with experts and officials to debate the threat posed by black fungus.

A committee of experts led by Dr. H S Satish, HoD, ENT at Bangalore Medical College, and therefore the Research Institute (BMCRI) has been formed to review and submit a report to the government.
People who have diabetes and who take high doses of steroids are at risk for black mold. In addition, those who receive transplants and those with immune systems such as HIV are also more likely to contract the disease, Sudhakar said.

Also, we have placed orders for 20,000 dishes. A total of 97 people who have reported the disease so far are being treated at Bowring Hospital by screening."

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