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Monday, October 19, 2015


Simple diagnostic kits for detecting infections, better hygiene in hospitals, and more awareness by doctors and healthcare providers will help reduce Antibiotic Prescriptions – Dr Ashok Tamhankar`s reaction on scidev.net on the  CDDEP report

Read the inputs of Dr. A.J. Tamhankar, National coordinator for the Indian Initiative for the Management of Antibiotic Resistance and Ramanan Laxminarayan, the CDDEP Director, as scripted by Barbara Axt on Scidev.net (http://www.scidev.net/global/medicine/news/poorer-nations-antibiotic-resistance.html)

 The report in nutshell

  • Though use of antibiotics currently high in developed countries, Antibiotic use in developing nations is continuously increasing and is also poorly controlled
  • In all countries, where no regulation exists, Regulation is urgently needed to limit antibiotics’ role as growth promoter in livestock production