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HCM hospital aims to curb antibiotic abuse

Update: December, 05/2015 - 10:07
Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City yesterday kicked off a campaign that urges doctors and patients to prevent antibiotic abuse, which can lead to antibiotic resistance. — Photo infonet.vn

HCM CITY (VNS)— Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City yesterday kicked off a campaign that urges doctors and patients to prevent antibiotic abuse, which can lead to antibiotic resistance.

The campaign aims to raise patient awareness about appropriate antibiotic use as well as improve the hospital's supervision of prescription of antibiotics.

Posters with warnings about antibiotic resistance will be placed at departments and offices in the hospital.

Ton Thanh Tra, head of the hospital's quality management department, said that patients with antibiotic resistance accounted for 8-20 per cent of the total number of patients at the hospital.

The hospital's supervisory procedures include organising weekly or daily consultations with department leaders and with staff at meetings, Tra said. — VNS


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