India has one of the highest burden of infectious diseases globally and antibiotic misuse is rampant in India. Covid-19 pandemic saw sky-rocketing sales of antimicrobials. Several thousand deaths, especially of infants, is the result of antimicrobial resistance. Not only humans, but animals also die of AMR due to illegal use in veterinary sector. Poor effluent treatment by pharmaceutical manufacturers and biomedical waste mismanagement has contaminated water bodies. Continue reading “Antibiotic misuse in India and role of patients”
The world is in the clutches of a pandemic which has made people lock themselves up in their homes and brought the global economy to its knees. It will bring about a social and cultural revolution; hand washing will become a way of life and social distancing may get trendy. This is probably the first time in history when healthy people have been quarantined at home or in healthcare setups. Deglobalisation has been accelerated as countries are resorting to sealing their borders and import substitution in strategic areas like medicines and health equipment.