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Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

​​Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) promotes the responsible use of antibiotics within the hospital.



The emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is predicted to result in almost 50 million deaths per year globally by 2050. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics in healthcare drives the growth of resistant bacteria, and is a major contributing factor to th​​e spread of AMR. With a rising number of infections becoming increasingly difficult to treat, this can be a serious threat to public health. The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) guides the appropriate use of antibiotics in an effort to combat this rising problem. It strives to reduce antibiotic resistance and the adverse effects of antibiotics, improving the quality of care for patients.

What do we do?

The ASP team is a multidisciplinary team, comprising Infectious Diseases physicians and specialist pharmacists, supported by an executive and epidemiologist. We are committed to promoting responsible antibiotic use.​

The ASP team works together with your doctors to optimise antibiotic treatment for you, selecting the best medication to treat the infection.

We conduct reviews and audits on prescriptions of broad-spectrum antibiotics in the hospital, ensuring that these valuable medications are used appropriately, cost-effectively and at optimal doses. This is done without compromising on your quality of care.

In addition, we promote good antibiotic prescribing practices within the hospital through the development of hospital antibiotic guidelines and conducting educational sessions for various healthcare professionals.

​Interesting facts for general public

  • ​Antibiotics are not helpful for coughs, colds or the flu, as these are viral infections.
  • Antibiotics are effective in fighting off bacteria infections only.
  • Unnecessary use of antibiotics can lead to longer hospital stays and higher medical costs.
  • Resistance can occur with just one dose of antibiotics.​

​Contributed ​b​y Department of Infectious Diseases​.