New cell to inform hospital-acquired infections

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New Delhi, Aug 13: One need to be updated with health concerns and now Indian is working to develop a cell, which will inform hospital-acquired infections, V M Katoch, Director-General of the Indian Council of Medical Research, said here on Thursday, Aug 12.

Having criticised by Britain for the drug-resistant superbug, he said said such reports could dent the prospects of medical tourism in the country.

“It should have been highlighted that getting an infection from such drug resistant bacteria is a matter of chance, is a global phenomenon and is preventable by sound infection prevention strategies which are followed in any good hospital,'' he said. Similar plasmids have been reported from Israel, Greece and Scotland.

According to a report in a British scientific journal, the superbug was detected in at least 37 cases in that country, mainly among patients who had travelled to India and Pakistan for cosmetic surgery, cancer treatment and transplants issued in Jul 2009 in UK and now similar issue has come again.

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