The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday, said the increased use of antibiotics in fighting COVID-19, could lead to more deaths.
WHO director-general, Tedros Ghebreyesus, speaking during a virtual press conference in Geneva, said a “worrying number” of bacterial infections were becoming increasingly resistant to the medicines traditionally used to treat them.
According to Ghebreyesus, the inappropriate use of antibiotics during the COVID-19 would further escalate the trend.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased use of antibiotics, which ultimately will lead to higher bacterial resistance rates that will impact the burden of disease and deaths during the pandemic and beyond,” he said
The WHO noted that only a small percentage of coronavirus patients needed antibiotics to treat subsequent bacterial infections.
Ghebreyesus added that there was an “overuse” of antibiotics in certain parts of the world, while in some other countries, such life-saving medicines were unavailable, “leading to needless suffering and death”.
Obrempong-Nana Kwaku Ampomah is a native of Abompe in the Eastern Region and has lived in Anyinam and Asamang Tamfoe in Eastern Region and Kumasi, Ashanti Region, from 1996 to 2005, 2005 to 2015 and 2015 to date respectively. Since 2016, Obrempong-Nana has been a freelance journalist
and responsible for Fishing for stories to feed a host of radio and TV stations like UTV, Kumasi fm, Ahotor fm, Adehye fm, Abusua fm, Kings Radio, Otec fm, Metro fm, Power fm, Good life fm, Eastern fm, Kingdom fm, Adoa TV, Ashh fm, solid fm, Today's radio, just for few, across the country. He's currently the host of the following programs, Asɛm Yi Di Ka, Time With The Priest and Hwɛ Mmra No Mu on YOA Radio, an online Radio based in Accra-Ghana. He's also the CEO Obrempong-Nana Media. He's much interested in writing Articles and Script Editing. His bi-cultural background and focus on community collaboration has led
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