Thursday, 2 December, 2021

Preventing further antibiotic resistance spread stressed

Preventing further antibiotic resistance spread stressed

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

They identically mentioned that all sorts of non-prescribed, overrated and frequent uses of antibiotics in the 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- 2021.

During her keynote presentation on Antimicrobial Resistance in Bangladesh, Dr Nazma Akter, Assistant Director of Health (Disease Control), said there is no alternative to stop the use of antibiotics without prescription to ensure a sound public health.

She mentioned that antibiotic resistance destroys the immunity power of the human body and subsequently makes the body vulnerable to many communicable diseases.

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

She 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 antimicrobials without prescription, she added.

With Divisional Director of Health Dr Anwarul Kabir in the chair, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Deputy Director of the Department of Livestock Dr Abdul Mazid, Assistant District Primary Education Officer Gofran Halim, Executive Magistrate Rakibul Hassan and Medical Officer of Police Hospital Dr Saber Chowdhury.