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Chennai Declaration proposes five-year plan to tackle antibiotic resistance

Chennai: The Chennai Declaration team has drawn up a five-year plan to tackle antibiotic resistance in India and other developing countries.

The plan emphasises the importance of education and training for medical professionals and recommends the Medical Council of India to make curriculum changes that would ensure rational antibiotics usage and infection control.

“We have also decided to observe November 18 as Antibiotics Awareness Day,” said Dr A Muruganathan, president, Association of Physicians of India, “just as it is being done in some countries in Europe.” [Source: Hindu]

Chennai Declaration: Tackling Antibiotic Resistance – Five Year plan

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