25-MAY-2018: Antimicrobial Stewardship National Program held at JNMC
Aligarh, May 25: An 'Antimicrobial Stewardship National Program' was conducted at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). In the programme, strategies to promote the use of antimicrobials through development of stewardship programs, leadership commitment and accountability were discussed.
The programme was carried under the aegis of Hospital Infection Society of India (HISI)?Aligarh Chapter.
Discussing antibiotic resistance, Dr T S Jain, National President, HISI and Dr Raman Sardana, Secretary, HISI said that there is a need to make sure that the antibiotics are used prudently and efforts are made to reduce their use. They added that in order to ensure continued availability and effectiveness of these medicines they must be used responsibly.
Dr Leena Mendiratta (Executive Editor, Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control) conducted pre and post training tests for over 50 participants. Prof Tamkin Khan, Prof M Shahid, Prof Syed Hasan Harris, Dr Yasir Salam Siddiqui, Dr Sohail Ahmad, Dr Raman Mohan Sharma, Dr Nazish Fatima, Dr M Yusuf Afaque and Dr M Shariq delivered lectures.
Welcoming the guests, Prof Mohammad Aslam (Organizing Chairman of the programme and Chairperson, Department of Surgery) pointed out that the growing misuse of antibiotics is responsible for the emergence of drug resistant bacterial strains and hospital acquired infections. He added that the only remedial measures are development and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs. Dr Fatima Khan (Organising Secretary) spoke on how stewardship programmes programmes are vital to contain resistance and preserve the efficacy of the antimicrobial armamentarium.
Prof Indu Shukla, President, HISI, Aligarh Chapter also spoke on the occasion.
Prof Tamkin Khan (Co-organizing Chairperson) proposed the vote of thanks. Dr Hiba Sami conducted the programme.
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Related PicturesDr T S Jain addressing during the programme