From IC Tech News :
" Indian doctors and microbiologists have registered strong reactions against the Lancet report that has tainted countries like India and Pakistan to be the responsible for the spread of superbug across the world. Experts agreed that scientific theory behind superbugs and their drug resistance is correct but naming it New Delhi metallo-lactamase-1 is inappropriate. The Union Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi has even demanded for an apology from Lancet and has claimed that the report’s interpretation is misleading.
Union Minster for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad said that it was wrong to conclude that the bug was found in patients who visited India. He further said, “It was nowhere mentioned if the bacteria were there even before those persons visited India.” Azad also pointed to a conflict of interest behind the controversial report saying that the report was part funded by pharma giant Wyeth that had developed an antibiotic meant to combat the superbug that show high resistance to many antibiotics.
Dr. Abhay Chaudhary, director, Haffkine Institute and president, Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists said that bugs are getting smarter and drug resistant drugs are seen globally but to blame India is just not acceptable. He said, “Wherever there is a new discovery, scientists name it after that place. It was incidental that the discovery was done in New Delhi. It’s not correct to say that these bugs are spreading because of surgery in New Delhi or India.”