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A medicine, including antibiotics, have saved millions of lives, substantially reduced the burden of diseases in people improved quality of life and helped increase life expectancy. However, the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance(AMR) to these medicines in several microorganisms is complicating the management of many infectious diseases. To speared awareness amongst healthcare professionals and community Aster conducted a weeklong activity across all medical center and hospital.
Dr. Sameer Moopan reiterate on theme of the WAAW campaign, Antibiotics: Handle with Care, reflects the overarching message that antibiotics are a precious resource and should be preserved. They should be used to treat bacterial infections, only when prescribed by a qualified health professional. Antibiotics should never be shared and should be taken as directed and not saved for the future.
Antibiotic resistance, however, limits and can even eradicate the power of antibiotics, putting individuals and communities at greater health risk. Antibiotic resistance arises when bacteria survive despite encountering antibiotic medicines designed to kill them. As a result, many infections have become increasingly difficult to cure.
As a part of awareness week more than 1000 community member and 500 healthcare professionals have signed pledge to use antibiotics responsibly and create awareness about antibiotic resistance.
Dr. Anoop Sinha, Infection Control Officer said the more antibiotics are used, the more chances bacteria have to become resistant to them. Major causes of antibiotic resistance include using antibiotics when they are not needed and not taking antibiotics at the doses and times that a doctor prescribes – this allows time for the bacteria in your system to become resistant. The consequences of AMR are serious: resistant microbes fail to respond to standard treatment, resulting in prolonged illness, infectiousness, increased spread of disease and extended hospital stays.