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Consequences of irrational use of antibiotics

Sujith J Chandy

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2008.064


India is a vast country of immense diversity. This diversity is seen at its most extreme in people’s access to health care. The poor and marginalised sections of society, the people in remote rural regions of the country and those at risk of disease due to an unhealthy environment and inadequate nutrition, are the most affected. One of the many ways in which this inequality shows up is in the treatment of various illnesses, especially infections. Not only can the poor not afford antibiotics, they are also most affected by the rapid rise of antibiotic resistance

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