A Supreme Court lawyer on Wednesday filed a public interest litigation writ petition seeking a directive to the deputy commissioners of 64 districts to prevent antibiotics sales without prescriptions. 
A bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil set today to hear the writ petition of lawyer Syed Sayedul Haque Suman.
The petitioner submitted that medicine stores across the country developed the undesirable practice of selling antibiotics without doctors’ prescriptions.
He submitted that many people were in the intensive care units of hospitals only because they became antibiotic resistant.
He submitted that researchers demand to prevent misuse of antibiotics and banning their sales without prescriptions fell on the government’s deaf ears.
He submitted that the increasing number of patients getting resistant to antibiotics was a national public health crisis.

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