Hubballi / Dharwad

KIMS receives 55 vials of anti-fungal drug Amphotericin B

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Hubballi: The Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) on Wednesday received 55 vials of anti-fungal drug Liposomal Amphotericin B. The vital drug which is used to treat black fungus affected patients.

Confirming this to ‘Hubli Express’ Deputy Medical Superintendent of KIMS Dr Rajashekhar Dyaberi told that the institute has received 55 vials of the drug and already it has been administered to the patients.

He said as of Wednesday, 94 patients affected with black fungus are getting treatment at the hospital. Dr Dyaberi refused to comment on the deaths that occurred due to black fungus claiming that the death audit committee would reveal it.

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The KIMS received 100 vials of the first consignment of Liposomal Amphotericin B on Sunday and since then the institute was waiting for the drug.

KIMS was treating 109 patients on Tuesday and Wednesday few patients went to their native districts as the government announced that the treatment for black fungus affected would be available in their respective district hospitals.


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