Gujarat: COVID-19 survivor ends life over concern of mucormycosis

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An 80-year-old man from Ahmedabad who had recovered from coronavirus allegedly dedicated suicide out of concern of contracting the mucormycosis an infection, police stated on Monday. Mucormycosis, also referred to as the black fungus, is a critical an infection which has been present in a number of COVID-19

sufferers in numerous states.

Based on police, the sufferer used to stay along with his spouse on the Aman Flats in Paldi space of the town.

He allegedly consumed a pesticide on the terrace of his condominium on Thursday and died at a non-public hospital on Saturday, Paldi police station’s inspector J M Solanki stated.

The person contracted COVID-19 a while again and had recovered. He was not recognized with mucorycosis, however he developed a concern for it after he obtained mouth sores, he stated.

The sufferer additionally left behind a suicide be aware wherein he talked about the explanation behind his excessive step and expressed concern that he might endure attributable to mucormycosis as he had simply recovered from COVID-19 and likewise had diabetes.

“The person was scared as he learnt that the black fungus largely targets those that had contracted coronavirus and other people having diabetes. He additionally talked about (within the suicide be aware) that the remedy might not yield any outcome and he would endure attributable to that an infection in future,” Solanki stated, primarily based on the suicide be aware and statements of his relations.

The sufferer was from a well-off household and his concern was extra psychological than about his monetary situation and the flexibility to pay for the remedy, the official stated.

“Since he had developed some mouth sores, he was beneath the notion that he had contracted mucormycosis and should not get well from it. He went to the terrace of his condominium on Thursday and consumed a pesticide to finish his life,” he stated.

The police have registered an unintended dying report and are conducting additional probe into the incident, he added.

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