Watch: 'Indian Hospitals Are Full of Superbugs. They're Lying If They Refute'

While antibiotic resistance is a global phenomenon, the situation in India warrants alarm. Unapproved drugs in the market and over-the-counter sales without prescriptions has meant antibiotics are often used willy-nilly in the country. This state of affairs has been worsened by the release and persistence of untreated waste in the environment, and procedural blindspots that suppress the scale of the problem in official records. Some regulators have even alleged that many Indian hospitals are crawling with such 'superbugs'.

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