With the invention of antibiotics health care delivery was revolutionised. But emergence of resistant strains has always been a great challenge to clinicians. Indiscriminate use of antibiotics is one of the reasons for emergence of multiresistant organisms. Rational use of antibiotics should be ensured. The antibiotics stewardship programme by Dept. of Health, Govt of Kerala is model project for the whole country. Indian Medical Association has been in the forefront in supporting the cause for years. I am sure that together we will ensure rational use of antibiotics and curb the menace of multiresistant organisms.
I wish all the best for the programme.
Dr. Jayakrishnan A V
State President, IMA, Kerala
Co-Chairman - ASP Kerala 2016