Irrational use of antibiotics in humans and animals and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance

11BGCHICKEN_1265956fIn a meeting organized by Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on antibiotic resistance with a focus on irrational use of antibiotics in food animal industry, strong concerns were raised on growing threat of antibiotic resistance which is leading to difficulty in treating common bacterial infections as well as post-surgery infections.

Issues related to large-scale use of antibiotics in animal farm industry for growth promotion and disease prevention and how the overall consumption of antibiotics in India is growing were discussed. Experts discussed gaps in India’s regulatory approach and preparedness to handle the looming public health crisis.

Read the press release on CSE’s website & article in The Hindu