Antibiotic misuse in India and role of patients

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”