World Antibiotic Awareness Week observed at District Hospital Rajouri

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SRINAGAR: A special programme was organised at District Hospital Rajouri, where health functionaries and general community were made aware regarding importance of celebrating the World Antibiotic Awareness week.

While speaking on the occasion, the Medical Superintendent District Hospital Rajouri Dr Mehmood H Bajar said that World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

A global action plan to tackle the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines was endorsed at the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2015. One of the key objectives of the plan is to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education and training.