Black fungus
Source: www.shiksha.com

IIT Hyderabad formulated oral tablets to use for Kala-Azar or Black Fever. Fortunately, the tablets are in usage to treat black fungus patients. IIT Hyderabad researchers made these tablets two years back.

The researchers of IIT Hyderabad were from Creative and Advanced Research Based on Nanomaterials (CARBON). They used nanofibres to manufacture Amphotericin B in the form of sustained-release tablets.

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No other pharmaceutical company in India innovated something in this stream from past two years. They did not conduct any kind of clinical trials and manufactured tablets.

These tablets namely Amphotericin B have cured thousands of patients around the world who suffered from black fever and fungal infections. So, these tablets are successful in curing black fungus as well.

WHAT IS BLACK FEVER?

Black fever is caused by Leishmania donovani that results in enlarged spleen and liver, fever, weight loss, discoloration of the skin, and anemia. However, Sandflies are the biggest spread of this disease. So, to eradicate the spread, spraying insecticides is the way.

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EXPENSES OF TREATING BLACK FUNGUS

Some pharmaceutical companies have manufactured Amphotericin-B in the form of injection. Moreover, it costs lakhs of rupees to treat black fungus. One vial of 50 mg costs Rs.4,000 and 60-100 vials are in need to treat patients.

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COST OF 1 TABLET TO CURE BLACK FUNGUS

Dr Chandra Shekhar Sharma is the Associate Professor of IIT Hyderabad. So, he said that the tables are cheaper than injections. A 60 mg dose costs only Rs.200 per tablet.

Moreover, he said that they have not established the innovation with patent rights. They have given the permission to use it for the public for the good.

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