MCI cracks Whip, directs Doctors to prescribe Generic Drugs

The Medical Council of India (MCI) in a bid to end corruption and nexus in medical sector, has issued guidelines for the Doctors to prescribe low-cost generic drugs or face strict action.

The guidelines issued by the medical regulator also made it mandatory for the Doctors to write legible prescription to avoid any confusion. The new guidelines have been sent to all States.

The MCI is following the call given by PM Modi in 2016, when he stressed on putting a legal framework to ensure that the doctors prescribe low cost generic medicines to the patients.

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