We have become resistant to Antibiotics because we have a tendency of using them improperly 💊

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.

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