March 11, 2013
The problem is a “ticking time bomb” and should be put on the National Risk Register — which also includes “catastrophic terrorist attacks” and other civil emergencies, Prof Dame Sally Davies said.
Routine operations such as hip replacements could become fatal in just 20 years time if we lose the ability to fight infection, she said.
Dame Sally said the problem is “as important as climate change for the world” and urged the Government to raise the issue when meeting political leaders at the G8 summit in London in April.
In a report, Dame Sally also calls for better incentives for the pharmaceutical industry to develop new drugs.
This article was posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 at 6:39 am