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The ability of a microorganism or bacteria to withstand the effects of an antibiotic is termed as Antibiotic resistance. The first identified case of antibiotic resistance was found in Japan in 1996. In the current scenario, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. Hence, we urgently need to change the way we prescribe and use antibiotics. Read more about antibiotic resistance in this issue of PSM-India Capsules.
In Karnataka, private hospitals are turning away BPL patients who seek treatment under a government-run health insurance scheme while for the first time in India, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, has introduced cosmetic heart surgery for children and In the wake of increasing antibiotic resistance across the globe, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is formulating a novel national action plan to curb antimicrobial resistance across the country while Indian scientists have designed high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection. These and more such striking articles make for a good read in National and Pharma Injections.
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