New Delhi: Despite Centre and Delhi government’s clarification on the presence of drug-resistant Superbug in drinking water of the national capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) seems to be unconvinced.

The WHO has said it will assist India if a research is conducted about the presence of Superbug.
Nata Menabde Country Representative, WHO, said, “We will assist the Indian government in the research work to determine whether the Superbug is a health threat.”

Talking about International health magazine Lancet’s claim, she specified that the report should not be ignored completely.

The WHO representative further said, “Be it the Central government, Delhi government or WHO, all of them should work for the safety of people. And, it is necessary that proper steps should be taken to avoid the occurrence of any calamity.”

The government has given the responsibility of the research work to National Disease Control Center (NCDC).

Lancet published that NDM-1 (Superbug) bacteria with multi-drug resistant gene was found in 51 of 171 sewage and drinking water samples in New Delhi.

However, the Health Ministry and Delhi government rejected Lancet’s claims.

JPN/Bureau