The Super-bacteria’s are on the hunt ⚠️
|According to a research conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), it has been revealed that Indians are becoming resistant to the same bacteria’s that were usually treatable with Antibiotics.|
How did we reach this point?
The rampant use of antibiotics has resulted in the birth of super-bacteria’s. These super-bacteria’s are stronger than any antibiotic available in India.
This has happened because we have a tendency of misusing or overusing medications. A large fraction of practising doctors in India prescribe antibiotics in large doses (without adequate knowledge of the bacteria’s) to play it safe.
Further, poor sanitation; injected fruits, vegetables, poultry products and dirty water have added to the woes by pushing drug-resistant infections. With low public health spending (including this year), there is not way we can tackle these issues.
Why should I be worried?
This can have devastating effects as everything from major transplantations to the minor surgeries can be severely impacted (unless we can come up with other alternatives). Annually, more than 7 lakh people die from antibiotic resistant bacteria and this number is expected to rise to 10 million by ’50.