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CGHS – Prescription of Generic Medicine in Legible Handwriting – Guidelines to Medical Officers of CGHS

“Every Physician should prescribe drugs with generic name legibly and preferably in Capital letters and he/she shall ensure that there is a rational prescription and use of drugs.”

CGHS OM on Prescription of Medicines by Generic and Legible Prescriptions by Generic Names

CGHS Directorate General of CGHS OM dated 08.09.2017

Government of India

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Department of Health & Family Welfare

Directorate General of CGHS

Office of the Director,CGHS

No: Z 15025/83/2017/DIR/CGHS

545-A Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi

Dated the 8th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Prescription of Medicines by Generic and legible prescriptions by Generic names

With reference to the above mentioned subject attention of the Chief Medical Officers and other Medical officers of all CGHS Wellness Centres and Specialists of CGHS is drawn to the instructions issued by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has vide Z 25015-H-l dated 18th April, 2017 reiterating the regulations of MCI as amended vide Notification dated 215t November 2016 for strict adherence.

“Every Physician should prescribe drugs with generic name legibly and preferably in Capital letters and he/she shall ensure that there is a rational prescription and use of drugs.”

Therefore, the Chief Medical Officers and other Medical officers of all CGHS Wellness Centres and Specialists of CGHS shall comply with the Notification of MCI to ensure that prescription is only by generic name wherever generic drugs are available

(Dr. D.C.Joshi)

Director, CGHS

Director, CGHS

Source : Download / Read CGHS – Prescription of Generic Medicine in Legible Handwriting – Guidelines to Medical Officers of CGHS No: Z 15025/83/2017/DIR/CGHS dated 08.09.2017

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