Mandatory Prescription of Drugs in Generic Name – Reminder


Government of West Bengal
Department of Health & Family Welfare
TDE Branch
Swasthya Bhawan, GN-29, Sector-V
Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091

No. HF/O/TDE/543/5S-01/2003 Pt. Dated, Kolkata 22.06.2015


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.

It is, once again reiterated with direction to all doctors to prescribe drugs/ medicines in generic name in the OPD/IPD/Emergency and also under the JSSK Programme.

This has approval of the Principal Secretary of this Department.

Special Secretary

No. HF/543 dated 22.06.2015, Source