Research Paper | Law | India | Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021
Inadvertent Use of Antibiotics in India
Abstract: India is considered as an antibiotic capital of the world. Unnecessary use of antibiotics is a well-known driver of antibiotic resistance. It is a well-known fact that microorganisms are developing resistance to antimicrobial drugs which are present in the market that is known as antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This resistance in microbes is a matter of concern among the scientific fraternity. The decentralized model of the Indian health system and the shortage of allopathic doctors in rural areas has been seen where a wide variety of healthcare providers cater to the needs of patients in urban and rural settings. Antibiotic resistance is a global concern which is particularly pressing in developing nations, including India, where the burden of infectious disease is high and healthcare spending is very low. Measures have been discussed to reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance, improve public health directly and reduce pressure on the healthcare system. Further, increasing the types and coverage of childhood vaccines which are offered by the government would reduce the disease burden enormously and spare antibiotics. This paper focuses on inadvertent use of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance and their respective resistant microbes, factors that cause resistance among microbes, and consequences of AMR at Indian scenario. It would be a very helpful resource in nutshell for making the ground for discovery of new antibiotics that will be more effective towards microbes.
Keywords: Antibiotics, Antibiotic resistance, patients perception, inadvertent, government, infection
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021,
Pages: 942 - 946
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Anchal Agarwal, "Inadvertent Use of Antibiotics in India", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021, pp. 942-946, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR21117015029
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