World Antimicrobial Awareness week observed
The Department of Microbiology celebrated World Antimicrobial Awareness week (18th to 24th November) and the theme of this year 2022 was “Preventing antimicrobial resistance together”.
Ludhiana, November 24, 2022: The Department of Microbiology celebrated World Antimicrobial Awareness week (18th to 24th November) and the theme of this year 2022 was “Preventing antimicrobial resistance together”.
A week-long activities were conducted to commemorate this including quiz competition for MBBS students, Awareness talk by Infection control nurses and Resident doctors of Department of Microbiology in OPD Block for general public, CME on ‘ICU Sepsis’, Poster making and slogan writing competition for BSc. MLT students, Central session for faculty and PG residents and sensitization of Nursing staff on their role in AMR containment. An antibiotic guide was also launched to help in choosing the right antibiotics.
According to Secretary DMCH Managing Society, the Department of Microbiology has always been at the forefront for conducting such awareness sessions for the staff and general public.
In his message, Dr Sandeep Puri Principal DMCH appreciated the efforts of the Department of Microbiology for conducting this awareness week.
Dr Veenu Gupta Professor & Head Department of Microbiology stated that the World Health Organization has declared AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance) as one of the top ten global public health threats. The overuse and misuse of antimicrobials is one of the biggest drivers of AMR said Dr Veenu Gupta.
AMR contributes to morbidity, prolonged hospital stay and increased mortality. To curb it effectively, all sectors must join hands and encourage the prudent use of antimicrobials. Strengthening infection prevention and control in health care facilities, sanitation, hygiene, and ensuring access to vaccines are critical to minimize emergence & transmission of AMR.
Aadit Gupta, Harjas Singh Sahota, Manraj Singh, and Rishabh Garg were the prize winners in quiz competition for MBBS class of 2020.Winners in poster making and slogan writing competition (BSc. MLT) were Suhani Patial and Chahat Kaur (1st prize) and Navdeep (2nd prize).