Prescription of Medicines by Generic and legible prescriptions by Generic names: CGHS OM

Prescription of Medicines by Generic and legible prescriptions by Generic names: CGHS OM

Prescription of Medicines by Generic and legible prescriptions by Generic names: CGHS OM
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide No.Z 15025/83/2017/DIR/CGHS dated the 8th September, 2017, instructed Chief Medical Officers of CGHS Wellness Centres to prescribe drugs with generic name legibly and
preferably in Capital letters

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

Sd/-
(Dr. D.C.Joshi)
Director, CGHS

1.
CMOs -in-charge and other Medical Officers of all CGHS Wellness Centres
through the Additional Directors of cities /Zones with instructions to
display a copy of the OM in the Notice Board
2. Specialists of CGHS through Addl. Director(HO) and Addl. Directors of Cities
3.
Addl. DDG(HQ) / Addl. Director(HQ) / Addl. Director(MSD)/ Addl.
Director of all CGHS Cities / Zones / Addl. Director(HQ-Admin))/
Additional Director(R&H)/ Joint Director(Gr. Cell)/ Sr CMO (HEC)/ Sr
CMO (Hosp. Cell) / Director ,CGHS(P) / SO, CGHS(EHS)/ NO.MCTC(CGHS)

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