A 28-year-old gram panchayat employee from Khemalapur village of Raibag taluk in Belagavi district has been infected with black fungus, reported The New Indian Express.
The 28 year old who works at Khemalapur gram panchayat — tested positive for Covid-19 on May 7 and was admitted to Hukkeri taluk hospital in the district. He was later referred to a private hospital in Belagavi. As he was being treated for Covid, his face started to swell and he was referred to an ENT specialist.
He was then admitted to a private hospital at Miraj and doctors told the relatives that he had to undergo a surgery. The family, which is economically poor, had appealed to the authorities for help.
When Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi heard of Anand’s condition, he helped in shifting him to Bengaluru from Miraj. Doctors, however, said that the patients condition is critical.
Savadi helped the family members to shift the patient to Bengaluru by ambulance on Saturday and started the treatment for the patient. Savadi also covered the treatment expenses of the patient from his pocket.
Ironically, Deputy Commissioner Mahantesh Hiremath said that he has inquired with the Belagavi District Health Officer and Assistant District Health officer of Chikkodi over ‘Black Fungus’ infection and they have informed that no such case is reported in Belagavi district.
Source The New Indian Express