Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Germ warfare



Germ warfare

Germ warfare

To the editor,

I intended saving the enclosed poem for the opening of the

"National Acute Respiratory Infection" program but after reading Dr Beat

Richner's article [Phnom Penh Post Jan 13], I think it's best to

let

it go:

Its unbelievable how bugs that eyes cannot see,
Can play such havoc

in our lives,

Pen. and strep. for some time were the best,

Till

Ampi. and cloxa. were brought to the test,

Tetra. and Chloram. are still

used wide,

But pros and cons are putting them aside,

Macrolids and

Beta lactamase,

Have put many in the shade,

While Ceftriaxone and

quinolones,

Have replaced many and come into vogue,

Our aim is to

cure, but we're often confused,

The knowledge to prescribe we often

lose,

What shall we do to get out of this maze?

Its time we begin

to change our ways,

How shall we do this? How shall we

teach?

Cause we hardly practice what we preach,

But there's time,

its never too late,

to show through our practice how to

educate,

to reason and judge, the benefits and cost,

so that our

goals are never lost,

Much more is required to cure the sick,

Congratulatins! if done without ANTIBIOTICS.

- Dr. Daisy Tin Tin

Saw, CCHP Project, World Vision International Cambodia.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Kingdom accepts Chinese vaccine, PM first to get jab

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said China would offer Cambodia an immediate donation of one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by the Sinopharm company. In an audio message addressing the public on the night of January 15, he said Cambodia has accepted the offer and

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Hun Sen: Lakes filled in for national developments

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced continued operations to fill some lakes in Phnom Penh to create land for developments, though he is against the unrelated practice of damming rivers or blocking waterways. Speaking at the inauguration of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport

  • PM asks India for vaccine help

    Prime Minister Hun Sen is seeking assistance from India for the provision of Covid-19 vaccines as the country has produced its own vaccine which is scheduled to be rolled out to more than 300 million Indians this year. The request was made during his meeting with

  • Local media loses a giant, and The Post a great friend

    Cheang Sokha, a gifted and streetwise reporter who rose to the highest ranks of Cambodian media and was beloved for his sharp intelligence, world-class humour and endless generosity, died on Friday in his hometown of Phnom Penh. He was 42. His wife, Sok Sophorn, said he