World Antibiotic Awareness Week 18th November to 24th November 2020
Shifa International Hospital Organizes An Awareness Walk
Shifa International Hospital observed ‘World Antibiotic Awareness Week’ intending to increase awareness of antibiotic resistance, the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing, and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers & policymakers to avoid the further emergence & spread of antibiotic resistance.
Dr. Ejaz A. Khan (Consultant/ Chief of Peads & Chairman Infection Control Committee, SIH), Ms. Salwa Ahsan (Chief of Pharmacy, SIH), Ms. Ruth Samuel (Manager Prevention and Infection Control, SIH), and other healthcare professionals attended the walk.
On the occasion, Dr. Ejaz said that “Antibiotic or Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has been called one of the “greatest threats” to human health with significant public health consequences unless we all come together and work to save remaining antibiotics. Overuse of antibiotics in humans and animal causes AMR that is now a Major Public Health Crisis.” He said that by reducing the spread of infections and changing how we produce, prescribe, and use these medicines, we can reduce the impact and limit the spread of antibiotic resistance. We must join National and Global efforts to reduce antibiotic use and help to prevent the spread of “superbugs” and save lives.