LAHORE - Urgent and coordinated action is required at local, national, and international levels to ensure the adequate treatment of patients today and the preservation of the life-saving power of antimicrobials for future generations. These view were expressed by Punjab Director General of Health Services Dr. Muhammad Aslam Chaudhary while addressing the World Health Day seminar with the theme Combat drug resistance: No action today means no cure tomorrow. The event was organised by Pakistan Medical Society in collaboration with World Health Organization and Directorate General for Health Punjab, here at the auditorium of University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore. DGHS Punjab Dr Aslam Chaudhary Said that Rational use of medicines requires that patients receive medications appropriate to their clinical needs, in doses that meet their own individual requirements, for an adequate period of time, and at the lowest cost to them and their community. Dr Aslam Chaudhary said that powerful impact of these medicines sparked a revolution in the discovery of new drugs. The human condition took a dramatic turn for the better, with significant jumps in life expectancy. The development of resistance is a natural biological process that will occur, sooner or later, with every drug. The Regional Director/VP and the Acting President of CPSP Prof Dr Khalid Masood Gondal, WHO Operation Officer Dr Babar Alam, Pakistan Medical Society Chairman Dr Masood Akhtar Sheikh, Faculty of Vetrinary Sciences Dean Prof Dr Masrrorud Din were among the guest of honors. Free papers were presented regarding the antimicrobial resistance.