Mandatory Prescription of Combination Drugs in Generic Names
Government of West Bengal
Health & Family Welfare Department
Swasthya Bhavan, GN-29
Sector-V, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091
No. HF/O/TDE/68/5S-01/13 Dated, Kolkata 28.01.2015
Mandatory prescription of drug in generic name to the patients in public health facilities was a State policy since sometimes past and relevant Govt order has been issued H/TDE/67/5S-01/13 dated 18.01.2013 with direction to all doctor to prescribe in generic name in the OPD/IPD and emergency. Generation of prescription for combination drugs was however excluded from that directive.
Since the combination drugs with two basic molecules are mostly available in the public facilities under free drug policy in the Govt Stores and also in the Fair Price Medicine Shops, the combination drugs with two fundamental molecules are included with the direction to the attending doctors to prescribe combination drugs with two molecules in generic in the OPD, IPD and also in emergency department in the interest of better patient care services.
Sd/- Special Secretary
No. HF-68 dated 28.01.2015, SourceHealth, Generic Medicine, Patient Care Service