Kerala develops system to fight antimicrobial resistance

Kerala's GMCH has conceptualised and piloted this novel antimicrobial stewardship tool which is expected to improve patient outcomes.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 03, 2024 | 8:30 AMUpdatedJun 03, 2024 | 8:30 AM


In a groundbreaking move, Kerala has become the first Indian state to roll out an AWaRe-based bacteriological culture susceptibility reporting format. This pioneering initiative aims to revolutionise the way antibiotics are prescribed in the state by familiarising physicians with the World Health Organization’s AWaRe classification of antibiotics and thereby reduce the burden of antimicrobial resistance in the long run.

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