MCI directs doctors to prescribe generics, warns of action if they fail to adhere
The Medical Council of India has warned the doctors of action if they fail to adhere to its guideline on using only generic names of drugs in their prescription.
MCI has come out with a notification highlighting that strict disciplinary action will be taken against those who do not do so. It also asked doctors to write prescription in a legible manner.
"Use of Generic names of drugs: Every physician should prescribe drugs with generic names legibly and preferably in capital letters and he/she shall ensure that there is a rational prescription and use of drugs," the notification issued to the Deans, Principals of Medical Colleges, Directors of all the hospitals, Presidents of all State Medical Councils said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had during his visit to Surat, said that poor people do not understand the prescription and end up buying expensive medicines.