Please send me the research paper for this.
Its not a secret that the nosocomial infections are worse in India... The resistance bacteria or the protein (the gene for it) comes primeraly from India.
(origin of the gene is south asia according to the research)
Pito, so all clean hospitals have no nosocomial infections???
if you are from India, you should know that there are still a lot of dirty places (hospitals) where the medical care is not really good/clean.
For this, I find no basis. Like you said, Medical tourism is high, so the numbers will be high. But you cant say all antibiotic resistant bacteria originate from India or Asia or America for that matter.
Its for example allready very clear that the medical tourism to India is becoming a big problems. If you look at the problems in the UK==> almost all due to medical tourism. All the problem cases due to resitant bacteria are almost all related to India (people that came for India with the bacterium, holding the gene for resistance)
Look up Burkholderia, is that Indian as well?
And why is the NDM-1 a big problems and the others not? Very simple: NDM-1 offers much more protection then other protein... Other proteins only work against a few antibioticclasses, NDM-1 against many more.
And yes, its not only India , Bangladesh and Pakistan play an important role too. And yes, India is going to review certain treatments
And yes, India isnt the only country doing things wrong. China is also doing things wrong.. the thing is:china is "more closed" , so not much information is gathered from china..
Same with african countries: major problems there too.. but less research, so less information.
The problem with India is the medical tourism etc... and the "industrial revolution" over there.
These are just patronizing statements.
You did say that antibiotics are prescribed on a regular basis by Medical doctors (who spend years in medical school... )
BTW: I never said that the biggest problems are caused by medical doctors prescribing antibiotics... like said: fishindustry for example plays a major role too.
And what do you mean with "How exactly are you supporting the use of alternative medicines, if you are bent upon using anibiotics?" Killing bacteria or getting rid off a bacterial infection is done bj antibiotics.. so I dont get the idea? You mean other medicins that are not antibiotics but work against bacteria? I dont understand what you mean by this?
What is your idea of alternative medicines? Do you think that the only way of ending infections is using antibiotics?
I will agree that central healthcare in India needs improvement, training and regulation but convicting a nation/ region for "granting antibiotic resistance" is like being a 10 yr old and saying "I dint do it, He did it". Modern Medicine being practised around the world is Western in origin, so should I blame the technology transfer methods adopted in the first place for all nosocomial infections? Why play this blame game, when we know that we all are responsible.
Our basic problem has been not understanding the potential of nature itself. Like Venter, who made synthetic DNA, but could not put it in a man-made cell, we are still too naive about how things work around us and within us.