Indian, British experts to investigate impact of antibiotic disposal in India’s waterways

Business Today | Aug 6, 2020 at 2:42 PM
  • Indian and British experts are joining forces to investigate the impact that releasing antibiotics from manufacturing plants into India’s waterways has on the spread of potentially fatal drug-resistant infections, the University of Birmingham said on Thursday.
  • As part of the new project, Indian and British experts will sample and model two contrasting river networks in India the Musi river in Hyderabad.
  • The new project is part of a GBP 8-million package of UK-India government-backed research aimed at deepening existing scientific research collaboration with five new programmes to tackle anti-microbial resistance (AMR) that could lead to important advances in the global fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes.