Govt. doctors can no longer send patients to private pharmac
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According to Karnataka Health Department, government doctors can no longer write prescriptions for medicines to be bought from private pharmacies. If they do, their salary will be withheld and disciplinary action will be initiated, which can even go the extent of dismissal from service. As per the circular floated, In the circular, all doctors are to submit self-attested affidavits to the department stating that they will not write prescriptions for medicines to be bought from private pharmacies or indulge in any other malpractices (such as referring the patient to a particular pharmacy) from now on. The Chief Administrative Officers of hospitals and District Health Officers have been directed to disburse doctors’ salary for July only after obtaining the affidavits. However, this has not gone down well with doctors, who have demanded to know what they are to do when government hospital pharmacies are constantly out of stock and since the money available under Arogya Raksha Samiti (ARS) fund, that provides medicine supply of drugs online, if the Karnataka State Drugs Logistics and Warehousing Society fails to do so, is not utilised for its purpose...



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