My father tested positive for covid-19 and was hospitalised due to low oxygen levels. He started recovering and was up on his feet in less than a week. After 3 days he started showing symptoms of ptosis (drooping eyelid) in his left eye and there was predominant redness, inflammation and a liquid started oozing out of his eye. After getting an MRI done, he was diagnosed with pansinusitis with a possible fungal invasion. On immediate admission to the hospital, the doctor prescribed anti-fungal medication (LIPOSOMAL AMPHOTERICIN-B). Again due to the shortage of this drug in the market his treatment was delayed and then we got our hands on this drug. He has been given more than 50 vials now but requires more. He underwent surgical debridement twice only so that he wouldn't lose his eye. His rectal muscles (supporting the eye) show a deformity due to fungal invasion and it's imperative we continue medication. Even after the surgeries, there is no guarantee that the eye can be saved. Despite all our attempts, we have exhausted financially.
I come from a family of 8 who is supported by one working man, my father whose sickness has left us with no more savings and it has been very difficult for us to procure the required funds for his treatment considering each vial of this drug costs north of Rs.7k and for the complete course to be administered it takes many anti-fungal vials for non-recurrence.
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