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23rd November, 2017
IMA Policy on Antimicrobial/Antibiotic Resistance
Ensuring universal health coverage and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

Issuing Authority: Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Scope: The policy covers use of antibiotics in human healthcare and applies to all IMA members.
Contact Person: Dr KK Aggarwal, President, Indian Medical Association
Definitions

  • Antimicrobial resistance for doctors
  • Antibiotic resistance for public

Preamble

Growing antibiotic resistance has made it difficult to treat many bacterial infections such as gonnorhea, typhoid and urinary tract infections. Within antimicrobial resistance (AMR), antibacterial resistance or antibiotic resistance as it is much better understood, is the main focus of global efforts for its containment.

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New Delhi, 22 November 2017: In what can be called as a matter of pride for the medical fraternity, Manushi Chhillar, an aspiring cardiac surgeon from Haryana, won the title of Miss World 2017. She takes home the crown 17 years after the last title was won by an Indian. The medical fraternity has praised her as a combination of beauty with intelligence and hopes that she will continue her MBBS programme to win another noteworthy title – that of a doctor.
 
Manushi is enrolled in a medical college in Sonepat, Haryana. Her father is a scientist while her mother is an associate professor and department head of neurochemistry at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, in Delhi. Manushi wishes to open a chain of non-profitable hospitals based in rural areas as per her profile.
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