Hubballi: Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Hospital on Sunday received 100 vials of Liposomal Amphotericin- B, an antifungal drug considered the gold standard to treat black fungal-affected patients.
This is the first batch of medicine the premier institute received on Sunday, it is said that one more batch of the same drug would be available at the earliest.
Speaking to Hubli Express, Deputy Medical Superintendent of KIMS Dr. Rajshekhar Dyaberi told that the hospital received 100 vials of Liposomal Amphotericin B on Sunday. “ KIMS is treating 91 black fungus-affected patients, majority of the patients were from other districts,” he said.
Dr. Dyaberi said that each black fungus-affected patient needs at least 200 mg of Amphotericin-B, since the hospital got only 100 vials it would be used judiciously and a committee has been formed in this regard.
Sources in KIMS told that since KIMS has the highest number of black fungus-affected patients, it requires more doses of Amphotericin-B. “ Without this drug, the doctors can’t do much. Our only request is to the concerned to send us more Amphotericin so that we can save the lives,” said one of the doctors requesting anonymity.