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Mucormycosis dedicated center at ACPM, Dhule

By Rajeev Chitguppi, Dental Tribune South Asia
May 27, 2021

Jawahar Medical Foundation ACPM Medical College and the OMFS department of ACPM Dental College, Dhule, have set up a center dedicated to treat and manage post-COVID mucormycosis cases.

We are witnessing a sudden rise in mucormycosis cases in COVID recovered persons in India, esp in a few states, like Maharashtra and Gujarat.

The current crisis has made it essential to create mucormycosis-dedicated centers and post-operative ICUs to treat and manage the cases effectively.

Jawahar Medical Foundation ACPM Medical College and the OMFS department of ACPM dental college, Dhule, have set up a dedicated center to manage the rising number of post-COVID mucormycosis cases.

The OMFS dept headed by Prof. Dr. B. M. Rudagi has already treated more than 70 post-COVID mucormycosis patients so far.

This is going to be a first-of-its-kind center in Maharashtra with two ventilators, a six-bed ICU, and a hundred-bed general ward.

The center will be managed by a team of experts, including the oral and maxillofacial surgeons and specialists from medicine, ENT, ophthalmology, and the nursing staff.

This initiative has come to fruition under the leadership and guidance of Kunal Patil (MLA), Dr. Mamta Patil, Dr. Sangeeta Patil, and Dr. Arun Doddamani, Dean, ACPM Dental College, Dhule.

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