Antimicrobial resistance in pathogens causing important communicable diseases has become a matter of great public health concern globally including our country. Resistance has emerged even to newer & more potent antimicrobial agents like Carbapenems.
The rapid spread of multi-resistant bacteria and the lack of new antibiotics to treat infections caused by these organisms pose a rapidly increasing threat to public and animal health and needs to be tackled if we are to contain the problem and prevent untreatable illness becoming a reality.
India has given due cognizance to the problem of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to tackle this issue, Government of India has launched a “National Programme on Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance” under the 12th five-year plan (2012-2017).
The main objectives of this programme are:
To establish a laboratory-based AMR surveillance system of 30 network labs in the country and to generate quality data on antimicrobial resistance for pathogens of public health importance.
To strengthen infection control guidelines and practices and promote rationale use of antibiotics.
To generate awareness among healthcare providers and in the community about rationale use of antibiotics.
Activities to be carried out under the programme
Surveillance for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance in various geographical regions.
Rational use of antibiotics.
Development & implementation of national infection control guidelines.
Training and capacity building of professionals in relevant sectors.
IEC for dissemination of information about rational use of antibiotics.
Development of National Repository of Bacterial strains / cultures.
- PUBLISHED DATE : Oct 24, 2018
- PUBLISHED BY : NHP Admin
- CREATED / VALIDATED BY : NHP Admin
- LAST UPDATED BY : Oct 24, 2018
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