The paradox of antimicrobial resistance in India

Post Date: 
2022-06-14
Source: 
Fogarty International Center

Dr. Matt Robinson was interviewed for this story.  There’s a perception that Indian doctors over-prescribe antibiotics, yet that is not entirely true, said Robinson. In resource limited settings, where patients might not be seen by a nurse for 24 hours, options are limited. "So sometimes you provide treatment for the worst possible scenario,” like prescribing antibiotics before identifying the cause of illness.