Anti Microbial Resistance (A.M.R.) – Threatening Our Progress.
Developing resistance towards, treating antibiotics by microbes is a major threat to progress made in the field of medicine. A.M.R. is making our previously, effective drugs- non-effective, resulting in making treatment more complex, and even common illness difficult to cure. Thus we as humans are being pushed into the era from where we started our progress in the fields of medicines.
As per Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (W.H.O Director-General):- Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most urgent health risks of our time and threatens to undo a century of medical progress.
Possible reasons for antimicrobial resistance:-
- Indiscriminate and unnecessary use of antibiotics.
- Not following the complete dosage regimen as prescribed by a medical practitioner.
- Using antibiotics by self-diagnosing, without consulting a medical practitioner.
Few facts to be considered:-
- App. 50% or more antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate across several continents.
- App. 75% of Indians think incorrectly that cold and flu can be treated with antibiotics.
- App 62% increase in the use of antibiotics in India between 2001 to 2010.
Impact on Global Health:-
- App 2.4 million people could be forced to extreme poverty due to A.M.R.
- It is predicted that an estimated 0.7 million annual deaths due to A.M.R., May rise to 10 million by the year 2050.
Thus improper and unnecessary use of antibiotics must be curbed.
Wishing all to be in a healthy state.
(For public awareness only).