Write prescription in clear, capital letters: Jharkhand govt
The Jharkhand government has made it mandatory for government and private doctors to write prescriptions for patients in capital letters.

In a notification issued on Friday, the state government has mandated doctors of all government hospitals and private nursing homes to follow the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, which seeks to mention generic name of drugs apart from writing prescriptions in capital letters only.

A senior official of the state health department said violation of these notified MCI regulations would invite a warning in the first instance, suspension of registration for a certain period in the second, and cancellation of registration in the third.

Earlier in 2016, the Medical Council of India (MCI) issued a directive which asked all physicians to prescribe drugs with generic names in capital letters. Government and private doctors in Jharkhand have, however, been ignoring the MCI directive over the last two years.

Notably, doctors have mixed reactions to the directive. Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Jharkhand Health Service Association (JHSA) both felt this might increase problems of the patients.

Dr AK Singh of IMA said there is already a long queue outside medical centers. "If a doctor writes in capital letters, one prescription would take a minimum of 10-15 minutes," he claimed.

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