Call to stop further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance


24th November, 2019 04:06:52 printer

Call to stop further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance

Medical practitioners and health experts at a discussion here today called for stopping the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance as its consequence is very much hazardous to the public health.

They identically mentioned that all sorts of overrated and frequent uses of antibiotic in human body as well as in all other domestic animals like poultry birds, fish and cattle are always harmful. So, effective and meaningful steps should be taken to stop the unethical uses of antibiotics at once.

Communicable Disease Control (CDC) section in the Department of Health Services under its ‘Antibiotic Resistance Containment, Viral Hepatitis and Diarrhoea Control Programme’ organized the discussion at the office conference hall of Divisional Director of Health to mark the World Antibiotic Awareness Week- 2019.

During his keynote presentation on Antimicrobial Resistance in Bangladesh, Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya, Divisional Director of Health, said there is no alternative to stop the uses of antibiotics without prescription to ensure a sound public health.

He mentioned that antibiotic resistance destroy the immunity power of the human body and subsequently make the body vulnerable to many communicable diseases.

Dr Acharya said the present government is committed to prevent antibiotic resistance and urged all authorities concerned to supplement the government efforts collectively.

He told the meeting that the CDC has a plan of launching an effective antimicrobial surveillance in human, fish and poultry birds through undertaking an integrated programme.

It will also adopt a controlling measure on selling of antimicrobial without prescription, he added.

Deputy Director of Health Dr Hasibul Ahsan Talukder, Assistant Directors Dr Monzura Rahman and Dr Sarder Rashed Mobarak and Superintendent of Divisional Police Hospital Dr Nazrul Islam also spoke on the occasion.