Wednesday, 16 January 2013

China tells WHO that traditional medicine will help overcome antibiotic resistance problem


China's position at WHO meeting on antibiotic resistance:
"Every person alive today has benefited from the development of antimicrobial drugs but their effectiveness is under threat. Studies in China show a  frightening increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA. In 
China, 6.8 percent of tuberculosis cases detected are  multi-drug-resistant, far higher than the 2 percent average in most developed countries.
Chinese doctors routinely hand out multiple doses of antibiotics for simple maladies like the sore throats which increase the chance of bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. China's Ministry of Health has 
enforced strict rules to curb the widespread overuse of antibiotics in hospitals. Antibiotics will now be classified into three categories for restricted, unrestricted and special use, based on factors such as safety, efficacy, price and drug resistance. All the patients using antibiotics must complete their course to prevent bacteria to become 
resistant. All antibiotics should be made under high standards so that they are effective against the bacteria.
Hospitals are usually known as the sources of all diseases .Codes of practice have been drawn up for doctors, nurses and health care workers to prevent the spread of Hospital acquired infections. Good hygiene within 
hospitals can have a major impact on HAIs such as doctors washing their hands.Guidelines about the clothing the doctors and other staff should wear also prevent spreading of diseases.
China believes that using Chinese herbs is an alternative to antibiotics as it has the same aim as antibiotics to cure the patient. The proper use of Chinese herbal formulas can not only inhibit bacterial, viral and 
fungal infections, but also minimize the need for antibiotics with their adverse side effects.Scientist are still carrying out tests to know exactly how effective they are at destroying bacteria.
The delegate of China believes that if all these precautionary measures are  taken less number of bacteria’s will become resistant to antibiotics and reduced  number of people will be affected by these diseases 
reducing the threat to humanity."
Source: Admun

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