From: 101 East

The Rise of India’s superbugs

Tens of thousands of newborns are dying every year in India from antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

In India’s neonatal hospital wards they struggle for life – sick infants battling untreatable “superbugs” .

Tens of thousands of them lose their lives every year. This is the frontline in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, one of the most serious threats to global health of our time, according to the World Health Organization.  

India consumes more antibiotics than any other country. Coupled with poor sanitation and overcrowding, the nation is the perfect breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  

101 East investigates how India is becoming a hotbed for superbugs and how it is leading the fight to curb this global menace.  

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