Pune: Sassoon Hospital Successfully Conducts 100th Surgery On Mucormycosis

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Pune, 4th June 2021: Following the Coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic, a new epidemic of Mucormycosis is troubling Pune and the country as well. This infection is usually found amongst post-Covid patients who had received heavy steroid injections during covid 19 treatment or those patients with low immunity, Diabetic, Hypertensive or suffering from cancer.

Following the Covid pandemic, more than 201 patients are admitted to Sassoon hospital with 7-8 admissions on a daily basis. On the 3rd of June Sassoon hospital’s ENT department completed their 100th Mucormycosis surgery. To date, the ENT department has performed 101 FESS + Skull base surgeries, 2 Craniotomies and 2 cancers with Mucormycosis cases.

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Apart from these surgeries, few surgeries which were done included those cases in which disease (black fungus) had reached into brain vessels and four cases had developed Brain abscess of which drainage was done. Most of these surgeries were enrolled and performed under the government’s MPJAY (Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Aarogya Yojana) scheme.

With able support from Dr Muralidhar Tambe, Dean BJGMC Pune, Medical Superintendent Dr Ajay Taware and deputy Medical Superintendent Dr Vijay Jadhav, the surgeries were performed under Dr Samir Joshi, Professor and Head of the ENT department and his team.

Operation theatre required for these surgeries was managed efficiently by Matron Sunita Khatgaonkar, Sister in charge Nirmala Pawar, staff nurse Margaret Jagale and Siddharth Jadhav. In other complications, teams of doctors also helped to bring some relief to the patient with their efficient mechanisms.


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