Prescription of Generic Medicines Only: Strict Compliance Notice to Doctors in Central Government Hospitals
The Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Directorate General of Health Services has issued an office order regarding the prescription of generic medicines by doctors in central government hospitals, CGHS wellness centers, and polyclinics. Despite previous instructions, some doctors, including residents, have continued to prescribe branded medicines. This non-compliance is viewed seriously by the competent authority. The heads of institutions are instructed to ensure strict compliance by the doctors under their supervision. Non-compliant individuals will face further action.
File No.2Z.28017/27/2023-SAS-IIi (FTS-8216801)
Govt. of India
M/o Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of Health Services
निर्माण भवन, नई दिल्ली
दिनांक 12 मई, 2023
It is to be noted that all the Doctors in the Central Government Hospitals/CGHS Wellness Centers / Polyclinics have been instructed time and again to prescribe Generic Medicines ONLY. Despite this, it has been observed that Doctors (including Residents) in some instances continue to prescribe branded medicines. This has been viewed strictly by the competent authority.
- This may be noted by all head of institutions, and they may ensure strict compliance by the doctors working under them.
- If anyone continues to be non-compliant, he/she shall be liable for further action.
- Further, it may be ensured that visits of Medical Representative to hospitals premises are completely curtailed. Any information about a new launch may be communicated by way of email only.
(Dr. Atul Goel)
Director General Health Services