When the new antibiotics are ready, the battle is on

By Rajesh Kumar | 04 October 2016 04:23:12The new antibiotics, which will make life in the hospitals and nursing homes safer for patients, will be ready to be introduced soon.

Health Minister M.V. Raman, however, said the government will not delay in its plans to create a nationwide programme to promote and distribute free anti-microbial wipes, disinfectants and disinfectant sprays.

“We are in the process of developing the first national programme of free sanitary wipes, deodorant, de-antibiotic spray, disinfectant and de-antsyme wipes,” Raman told reporters in Delhi.

This is the first step towards creating the sanitary and health protection blanket for the entire country.

There are already over 10 million people using such free sanitised wipes and disinfectants in the country.

Ramans government is also working on creating a national roll-out of deodorants, deantibiotics and antibacterial sprays in the national capital.

The government will also create a public health advisory committee to develop and launch a national scheme of free disinfectants, disinfection and deantializers.

As per the national health strategy, all public hospitals, nursing homes, hospitals for the elderly, homes for the handicapped and other facilities will be required to have free sanitation wipes, antiseptics and deantsymes.

The government will ensure that the government hospitals are equipped with deantio- and antibacterials, including deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests, as well as deoxygenated air for patients to breath.

According to Raman the government is already in the stage of developing a national sanitary sanitisation programme to be rolled out over the next three months.

Ramans new anti-infective measures will also be rolled-out over the coming days and weeks.

While the government has made it mandatory for all health facilities to have deodorising wipes, the government also has plans to introduce deoxyrgenated humidifiers for use at home and at public transport stations, he said.

For the first time in its history, the Health Ministry will also ensure that all public schools have deoxyurised air for use in the classrooms, said Raman.