The World Health Organization has warned people against the indiscriminate use of antibiotics, which has led to the generation of bacterial infections that are highly resistant.
Though antibiotics are serving us since the last 70 years and many more discoveries have been made in science, the WHO has still issued a warning to the world that they could soon face a future without antibiotics, which has been backed by experts in New Zealand.
WHO Director-General, Margaret Chan has said, “Indiscriminate use of antibiotics has made bacterial infections increasingly resistant, with fewer and fewer antibiotics available to treat them. The world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era, in which many common infections will no longer have a cure and, once again, kill unabated. Drug resistance was a natural process, but had been vastly accelerated by misuse”.
By the above marked statement, Margaret Chan has warned people to stop the misuse of the antibiotics that are generally prescribed in some situations such as "to be on the safe side”, “sometimes patient demands”, “often by doctors and pharmacists to make more money" etc. She has also urged people to stop the use of antibiotics in industrialized food production as these medically as well as severely affect the human health.