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Focus on examination, avoid dispensing antibiotics – DOH to medical missions
 

Focus on examination, avoid dispensing antibiotics – DOH to medical missions

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The Department of Health cautioned health professionals organizing medical missions to just focus on patient examinations and avoid prescription of drugs particularly antibiotics, as it is contributing to the rise of pathogens’ ability to resist antibiotics.
 
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17 Nov 2016 - General
 
Awww. I guess there is nothing wrong with the distribution of antibiotics during medical missions as long as there is a corresponding signs and symptoms manifested by the patients. However, patients should be instructed vividly that compliance with t...
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This is true. One may argue that there are no ancillaries available during medical missions to determine if an illness is viral or bacterial of nature but this excuse does not give us permission to irrationally use antibiotics. Clinical skills can he...
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Well where's the essence of medical mission now if we could no longer provide free medicines (antibiotics) to the needy patients? I guess there must be a strict regulation before conducting a medical missions, to secure a permit perhaps. And one ...
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