In a first, SCBMCH doctors conduct reconstructive surgeries on black fungus patient

Cuttack: For the first time, doctors at Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) here have conducted reconstructive plastic surgeries on a woman who had been affected from black fungus infection in July last year.

The upper jaw of the woman had been completely damaged by black fungus and she was unable to eat and speak properly. Her face was also disfigured due to infection, sources said.

According to sources in SCBMCH, M. Meenakumari had suffered from black fungus infection a few days after she tested positive for Covid-19 in July 2021.

The woman was admitted to the Plastic Surgery ward of SCBMCH for reconstructive surgeries on July 5 this year.

A team of doctors comprising SCBMCH Plastic Surgery department chief Bibhuti Bhushan Nayak and senior surgeons Prashant Kumar Bal, Shyam Sundar Behera, Bishnupada Nayak, Ishaan Agnihotri and Nrusingha Charan Das conducted surgeries on the woman on July 18, sources added.

“The reconstructive surgeries took around seven hours. The patient is doing well. Her health issues related to black fungus infection have been addressed successfully,” said the chief of SCBMCH Plastic Surgery department.

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