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PM asks health ministry to clarify news on antibiotic-resistant infect
People buy medicines at a pharmacy in Hanoi. (Photo: congly.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Ministry of Health to check the veracity of a newspaper report stating that Vietnam ranks the top in the world in antibiotic-resistant infections.
The report, published in Vietnam Law newspaper on December 2, quotes the World Health Organisation (WHO), which has listed Vietnam among the countries with the highest antibiotic-resistant infections. The newspaper states that antibiotics can be purchased easily over the counter at pharmacies across the nation without the legally required prescription, which has led to antibiotic resistance among the populace.
Drug resistance also means that patients will have to spend more money on new drugs for treatment, the newspaper said.
The prime minister has asked the ministry check the information and report to him before December 15.
By 2050, resistance to antibiotics could lead to the deaths of ten million people a year globally, according to WHO.-VNA
Radio journalist shot dead outside home in northern Mexico
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Syria sends first official to Lebanon in six years
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Trump greets Netanyahu with smiles, handshakes and a jolt or two
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Foreign cap to be focus at annual shareholder meetings
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Colombia rebels could begin disarming in coming weeks: UN envoy
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