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  • Antibiotics overdose is one

    Antibiotics overdose is one of the reason considered for microbial resistance against antibiotics, where poor sanitation facilities are blamed. The hospitals remains in more focus because (1) the drugs resistance cases are detected here and (2) the hospital wastes contains cocktail of medicines. However solid waste generated from hospital, known as Biomedical waste is sent for incineration but what about wastewater generating from hospitals. In India, we dont have a full proof wastewater treatment mechanism and in most of the cases, it is found that the untreated hospital effluent could find its way in storm water channels or other drains.
    The drains carrying sewage and other effluents always have high levels of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). This provide the microbes a cocktail of drugs and some of these species develop resistance against them. The STP's have found to contain most of the drugs used for treatment. Thus it is the need of the hour to make some policy, by which we can reduce the drugs levels reaching to the water matrices.
    The by-back scheme of unused medicine can bring the vital change and the better ETP/STP in the hospitals and municipalities could help in reducing the threat.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 7 years ago | Reply
  • Very few reporters take the

    Very few reporters take the pain to explain health and science issues in a manner that comes clear to the layperson. This story seems to have done that. This is the first DTE story I read ... Great insights on antibiotic resistance. And a picture that can shake you out of the slumber of indifference.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 7 years ago | Reply
  • With reference to the problem

    With reference to the problem of antibiotic resistance in India, Dr.Ramanan Laxminarayana, Director, CDDEP. told we can't ban over-the-counter sale of antibiotics in the country. I think it could be possible, if the government takes stern action against over-the-counter sale of antibiotics. The government should create awareness in the public regarding antibiotic resistance and antibiotics availability. Then they can understood and will decrease misuse of antibiotics. N.Ramesh Coordinator - Trichy - IIMAR PhD Scholar Dept of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University Trichy, Tamil Nadu.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 7 years ago | Reply
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