ChangeSuperbugName.com - Frequently Asked Questions
What is this petition for?
This online petition is to request change of name for the superbug enzyme and remove the words "New Delhi" from it's name.
Who are the people behind this initiative?
We are a group of Indians living in India and abroad. We represent the people of India who are interested in getting this name changed.
To whom this petition will be sent?
After collecting a good number of signatures from people who are interested in this name change, we will send the petition along with the details of the people who signed the petition to the following authorities:
Government of India
Microbiologists in India
Lead Microbiologist who named NDM - Dr. Timothy R. Walsh Cardiff University, Health Park Cardiff, UK
In addition to the above authorities, we may send this petition and signatures to the other authorities we identify in future to be associated or can help in the process of changing name of superbug enzyme.
What are the information you collect in this website?
We collect the following information from the people who sign the petition:
Name & title
How do you use the information you collect?
We will send the name, title, comments and email addresses to various authorities along with the petition. The name, title and comments provided by the signatories will be publicly displayed but email addresses will be
kept confidential from public. All information provided by the signatories will be kept in our database with adequate security.
The ip address of the signatory will be stored for our records, but will not be released to any others.
We may need to release the email addresses and other details to legal authorities in case of any court orders or requests by legal authorities who has the authority to request such information.
When will you close this online petition and send to the authorities?
We have not finalized the exact date for closing this petition. We will post latest updates on this site.
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Video by Dr. Manoj Jain, Infectious Disease physician in Memphis, USA and Indore, India
10730 people already signed this online petition.
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Who else signed this petition?
13/Apr/2011: Jeril C Joy, Engineer, Bangalore
Let the Acronyms remain the same, instead change the full form to New Dwarf Metallobeta lactamase Superbug.
08/Apr/2011: K.Palanisamy, Programmer Analyst, Coimbatore, India
Don't name the disease after anyone, anything because we don't know the root from where it started.
07/Apr/2011: Amit Raj, Bhopal
Scientists have warned that a new superbug, called New Delhi-Metallo-1, which is resistant to antibiotics, has reached Britain and could spread worldwide as nothing is being developed to combat it.
05/Apr/2011: Sunjeet Jena, Student, Talcher, Odisha, India
I Think British Scientists Are Jealous Of Our Development And Therefore They Using Such Dirty Tricks To Make Our Country People Feel That Once Upon A Time We Were Under Their Rule And As They Left Us We Became Paralised
02/Apr/2011: praveen viadya, hubli, karnataka
As a responsible indian it is my responsibility to fight against the people who damage name of india
31/Mar/2011: rakesh yadav, student, gujarat university, Gujarat, India
Remove the name "NEW DELHI". coz we are Indians & we dont like this kind of things. We need To change their name Who Named NDM-1 Superbug as New Delhi.
30/Mar/2011: Sadeesh Kumar M.N.
Please avoid to put the lively place/thing names for superbug because it hurts the people who r living there and also it helps the bad name for the place too;better focus to destroy these kind of bugs and not to focus on the naming like that;so many researchers are good to give the naming,so discuss with them.
27/Mar/2011: Varun Sharma ,Software Engineer ,Purekharagrai,Suwansa,India
Request every Indian to join us in changing the name of Superbug Enzyme: http://ChangeSuperbugName.com
24/Mar/2011: Sarraah Gupta,Admin,Management Institute
No Indian would like such enzyme or superbug to be associated with our Capital of India. The Lead microbiologist who named NDM should be proud to put his name or his country's name.
name of NDM-1 Superbug changed and remove the name "New Delhi" out of the name of the superbug name?