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SMVDU & Microbiologists Society India (MSI) hosts World Antimicrobial Awareness Week-2022

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Researchers of Molecular Biology Lab, School of Biotechnology, SMVD University organised an awareness campaign on “World Antimicrobial Awareness Week-2022” as part of awareness initiative taken by WHO to combat antimicrobial resistance. The weeklong activities at SMVDU kicked off on Friday 18th November with an informative talk on “How to Prevent AMR” delivered by Dr. Shafaq Rasool. Other activities were planned by researchers of Molecular Biology Lab, in which Rabiya Tabbassum, Mansavi Bhardwaj and Swadha Kailoo educated people about the misuse of antibiotics.An awareness lecture was delivered by Dr. Shafaq Rasool on “Understanding and Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance” to the students and staff members of DPS-Katra on 23 November 2022. Sh. Amit Bhasin, JKPS SSP Katra, also attended this session and found this lecture quite interesting. Also, Dr. Rasool delivered a talk on the “Misuse of Antibiotics” at the Government High School-Sirah-Kakryal on 24th November, 2022.A talk by Dr. Avisek Mahapa, Senior Scientist, Infectious Diseases Division CSIR-IIIM Jammu was planned for the students of School of Biotechnology on the 24th November, 2022. An informative talk on “Antimicrobial Resistant: Past, Present & Future” was delivered by the expert to make students understand the impact of antimicrobial resistance in treating these bacterial infections.A week-long survey was also conducted in the form of a questionnaire to understand the awareness of people regarding antibiotics. Dr. Shafaq Rasool, Coordinator, thanked Microbiologists Society India (MSI) especially Prof. Arvind Deshmukh President MSI. She also expressed her thanks to SMVDU adminstration for making this event a success.



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