New Delhi, June 12: The days are gone when patients and chemists used to struggle to figure out the names of medicines written on prescriptions prescribed by doctors.
People across the world face difficulties to crack doctors' illegible handwriting without any hazard of misinterpretation. Now, doctors have been asked to write prescription in capital letters.
All doctors also have been told to write the generic names of the drugs while writing prescriptions, reported The Hindu.
The daily quoted Indian Medical Association's Dr KK Aggarwal as saying, "The Union Health Ministry is bringing in a gazette notification to the effect soon after which the rule will be applicable across the country."
Speaking to the daily, Dr Aggarwal also said, "The doctors across the country will be educated about the latest change to ensure that it is effectively implemented and that patients are benefitted in the long run."
JP Nadda, the Union Health Minister, earlier in Lok Sabha had agreed with concerns of some parliamentarians that illegible prescription by doctors may lead to serious implications and even death in certain cases. He also had promised to bring changes in the system.