The state government has decided to implement Antibiotic Policy of Kerala in January 2018. The decision was taken on account of the growing anti-biotic resistance.

A meeting called under Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has evaluated that misuse of antibiotics weakens the immune system of body.

Consumption of unnecessary antibiotics will also kill bacteria which prevent diseases on our body. Antibiotics purchased without consulting doctors are also harmful to health.

Only Medical colleges have the facilities to check antibiotic resistance.

Health Department is initiating effective actions to check antibiotic resistance. A special team for Anti-Infection Control has been formed in all hospitals to check the spread of diseases from hospitals.

The department has given detailed directions regarding antibiotics used in various departments at Medical Colleges.

Chief Minister asked the officials to make the public aware of antibiotics resistance.

Workshops will be conducted for poultry and dairy farmers.  Chief minister said that the government will make a mechanism in association with related departments for this purpose.

Health Minister KK Shylaja, Chief Minister’s scientific advisor MC Dathan, Health Department principal secretary Rajeev Sadanandan and officials from various departments attended the meeting.