The World Health Organization (WHO) has chosen “Antibiotics: Handle With Care” as its theme for this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Held annually from 14 – 20 November, Antibiotic Awareness Week is a reminder to all - health care providers, patients and users of antibiotics – that antibiotics are life saving and preserving and deserve utmost care in handling, use, preservation and conservation.
“We must treat antibiotics with respect and care as they are a precious public good,” states CAP President, Mr Mohamed Idris.
However, as depicted in The Star (24 May), the state government seems to have sacrificed its basic human values in its endeavour to create a better environment for its citizens.
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“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others,” wrote Roman philosopher Cicero. “Nothing is more honourable than a grateful heart,” Roman senator Seneca was quoted as saying.
Most religions encourage gratitude. In Buddhism for example, gratitude is said to be a hallmark of humanity.