UP Govt Issues Terse Warning To Doctors To Only Prescribe Generic Medicines

UP Govt Issues Terse Warning To Doctors To Only Prescribe Generic Medicines

Lucknow, June 4 (TNA) Amid complaints of prescribing branded medicines instead of generic ones in government hospitals, the Medical and Health Department has again warned doctors to prescribe only generic names of medicines.

Strict action will be taken against the doctor if any complaint is received for not writing the generic name of the medicine on the patient's prescription, Principal Secretary, Medical and Health Partha Sarathi Sen Sharma has warned.

Along with this, it was also said that the complete details of the condition of the medicines given free of cost to the patients in the hospitals should be given by putting up a sign board. Medicines should be delivered directly to the hospital from the drug warehouse and should be available in sufficient quantity for the patients.

The details regarding the stock of medicines should always be updated. Better arrangements should be made for cleanliness in hospitals.

Now 108 district hospitals will be monitored online from the Integrated Covid Command Center (ICCC). 16-16 CCTV cameras have been installed in all these hospitals. The facilities being provided to the patients in the hospitals will be monitored. At the same time, it will also be directly monitored from the main command center of the Directorate General of Medical and Health.

It will be the responsibility of the Chief Medical Superintendent and Medical Superintendent of each hospital that the CCTV cameras remain functional for 24 hours. Not only this, the doctors will also have to give details of how many patients they saw in the OPD and how many operations they performed.

The details of the work done by each doctor will have to be given every week through the Hospital Management Information System (SMIS) portal.

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