Antibiotic overuse on Covid-19 patients in India prompts superbug concerns

NEW DELHI – India is likely to face a growing problem of antibiotic resistance in the next few years, fed by the abuse of powerful drugs in treating suspected bacterial infections in Covid-19 patients.

Patients in India, even those suffering mildly from Covid-19, have been administered strong antibiotics such as azithromycin and doxycycline while undergoing treatment despite clinical trials suggesting that these are not an effective treatment for the disease.

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