Wait...
Search Global Export Import Trade Data
Recent Searches: No Recent Searches

Superbug spectre stares at Hyderabad: Bacteria in distant pharma dumps defy antibiotics.


Date: 08-05-2017
Subject: Superbug spectre stares at Hyderabad: Bacteria in distant pharma dumps defy antibiotics
HYDERABAD: The city appears to be on the threshold of drug resistance with bacteria collected from lakes and other water bodies and soil from places as far away as 50 km from pharmaceutical clusters showing resistance to at least 10 potent drugs.It was reported in these columns last week that the bacteria isolated from the vicinity of pharma units have developed resistance to about three dozen antibiotics. The latest research finding comes as a shocker as the bacteria, which apparently have not come into contact with pharma wastes, are also showing resistance to 10 drugs.This in other words means that the bacteria isolated from places -both close to and way from pharma units --are not reacting to most of the potent medicines available in the market.

A research study conducted by Prof S Dayananda of the Department of Animal Biology , School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, reveals that the bacteria collected from soil located five km upstream of pharma units and water bodies 50 km away from pharma clusters also showed drug resistance. Actually , these bacteria from non-industrial areas were collected to serve as "control group" for comparison with those collected near pharma clusters.

"Drug resistant bacterial strains were found both in samples collected from Pharma ma nufacturing clusters (PMC) and outside of PMCs. The samples collected from Nallagandla Lake, located up to 50 km away from any known PMCs, have more or equal number of drug resistant strains for certain antibiotics than in samples collected from within PMCs," said Prof Dayananda.

According to him, resistant pattern found in bacterial strains collected from one to five km upstream (non-industrial area) of the Jadcherla SEZ was strikingly similar. "There is no clear evidence of selective enrichment of drug resistant bacteria among soilwater samples collected around PMCs," he said adding that further studies are in progress to establish the taxonomic identity of drug resistant strains.

As part of the research, water and soil samples were collec ted from storm water drains of Isnapur-Pashamylaram Industrial Development Area (IDA) located in the vicinity of Gaddapotharam IDA and Kazipally IDA, as also non-industrial areas like Nallagandla Lake.The bacteria were tested for resistance against drugs like Ampicillin, Kanamycin, Tetracycline, Chloramphenicol, Ceftazidime and Ciprofloxacin. The pattern of resistance varied.

The researchers are conducting further studies on the isolated bacterial resistant strains to establish their taxonomic identity. Chromosomal DNA from all the resistant bacterial strains were isolated for gene sequencing.

Udaya Bhaskar, director-general, Pharmaceuticals Exports Promotion Council of India, said there was no evidence to show that pharmaceutical clusters have selectively enriched bacteria to a particular antibiotic. "The study is extended for the resistant strains isolated both from control samples and resistant strains isolated from the PMCs. It will throw light on nature of resistant strains and selective enrichment of pathogenic bacteria near pharma units," he added.

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Get Sample Now

Which service(s) are you interested in?
 Export Data
 Import Data
 Both
 Buyers
 Suppliers
 Both
OR
 Exim Help
+


What is New?

Date: 01-12-2022
Notification No. 101/2022 - Customs (N.T.)
Exchange rate Notification No. 101/2022-Cus (NT) dated 01.12.2022-reg

Date: 01-12-2022
Notification No. 40/2022-Central Excise
Seeks to amend No. 18/2022-Central Excise, dated the 19th July, 2022 to reduce the Special Additional Excise Duty on production of Petroleum Crude.

Date: 01-12-2022
Notification No. 41/2022-Central Excise
Seeks to further amend No. 04/2022-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2022, to reduce the Special Additional Excise Duty on Diesel.

Date: 30-11-2022
Notification No. 100/2022-CUSTOMS (N.T.)
Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver- Reg

Date: 29-11-2022
No.98 /2022-Customs (N.T.)
Amendment of notification no. 47/2022–Customs (N.T.), dated the 31st May, 2022

Date: 29-11-2022
NOTIFICATION No. 99/2022-Customs (N.T.)
Amendment of notification number 48/2022-Customs (N.T.) dated the 31st May, 2022

Date: 25-11-2022
NOTIFICATION No. 61/2022-Customs
Seeks to amend certain specific FTA/PTA notifications.

Date: 23-11-2022
NOTIFICATIONNo. 23/2022 – Central Tax
Seeks to empower the Competition Commission of India to handle anti-profiteering cases under CGST Act, 2017 with effect from 01.12.2022.

Date: 23-11-2022
NOTIFICATION No. 24/2022 – Central Tax
Seeks to make fourth amendment (2022) to CGST Rules with effect from 01.12.2022.

Date: 18-11-2022
Notification No. 58/2022-Customs
Seeks to amend Notification No. 27/2011- Customs, dated the 1st March, 2011 in order to withdrawal export duty on iron ore & steel products.



Exim Guru Copyright © 1999-2022 Exim Guru. All Rights Reserved.
The information presented on the site is believed to be accurate. However, InfodriveIndia takes no legal responsibilities for the validity of the information.
Please read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before you use this Export Import Data Directory.

EximGuru.com

C/o InfodriveIndia Pvt Ltd
F-19, Pocket F, Okhla Phase-I
Okhla Industrial Area
New Delhi - 110020, India
Phone : 011 - 40703001