Why is India ignorant to sepsis?3 min read 21 Sep 2019, 02:57 PM IST
WHO passed a resolution urging all United Nations member states to adopt a national action plan for sepsis
Doctors claim that one in six patients diagnosed with sepsis and one in four patients with a severe form of sepsis
India has yet to come up with effective solutions for sepsis— a life threatening complication of an infection—which may have a high burden in the country. When the rising worldwide burden of sepsis prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017 to declare sepsis as a global health priority, India has a meagre data on the medical condition. Commonly called ‘blood poisoning’, sepsis is really the adverse consequence of body’s response to an infection, which results in organ damage. The death rate from sepsis exceeds that from heart attacks and cancers in certain parts of the world.