Dr. V Ramasubramanian, MD, FRCP (Glas), DTM & H (Lon), DGUM (Lon)
Consultant Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine, Apollo Hospitals
Director - The Capstone Clinic
Adjunct Prof Infectious Diseases at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University
Combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
As a specialist in infectious diseases, I know the importance of getting the right diagnosis with regards to the organism causing the infection. This is more relevant in the scenario of rising antimicrobial resistance. That is why I insist on ordering the right diagnostic tests to determine whether an infecting organism is resistant and which drugs will work, as well as ensuring tight adherence to infection control protocols. Because all of us need to be resistance fighters.