ANTIBIOTICS SENSITIVITY PATTERN OF E. COLI SPECIES ISOLATED AT TERTIARY CARE HOSPITALAbstract
Worldwide antimicrobial resistance is a serious problem and differs from region to region. This study has designed the determination of the incidence and sensitivity pattern of Escherichia coli (E. coli) and discusses the general issues related to antimicrobial resistance. Prospective study was carried out between JAN to April 2020. Samples of urine, blood, pus and miscellaneous (fluids, swabs and sputum) were collected from indoor patients. The present antimicrobial susceptibility of E. coli, the study was performed in the Department of Microbiology Narayana Super-specialty Gurugram, Total of 315 samples were tested out, 97 samples showed growth on culture and out of 97 samples, 40 E. coli have isolated and tested antibiotics sensitivity, it has been demonstrated that different samples showing a significant amount of antimicrobials Sensitivity and resistance to different antibiotics (Table 2). Antimicrobials, namely Meropenem have shown sensitivity (65%), imipenem (60%), Colistin (70%). Thus, there is a need for the implementation of strong antimicrobial stewardship program and stop misuse of antibiotics with an instant effect. Our region’s present study helped us see the actuality of the antibiotic sensitivity pattern of bacteria, which is not good. To reduce antibiotic resistance, immediate steps must be taken as new antibiotic development is very quick. Otherwise, it will result in moving us to a pre-antibiotic era which would be a great step back for the human community.