DNA: Modi govt's next initiative - Soon a law for doctors to prescribe only generic drugs – Watch video

Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary discussed about the Modi government's plan to bring in a legal framework under which doctors will have to prescribe generic medicines, which are cheaper than equivalent branded drugs, to patients.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 20, 2017, 00:30 AM IST
DNA: Modi govt's next initiative - Soon a law for doctors to prescribe only generic drugs – Watch video

New Delhi: Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary discussed in his show Daily News and Analysis (DNA) about Modi government's plan to bring in a legal framework under which doctors will have to prescribe generic medicines, which are cheaper than equivalent branded drugs, to patients.

“Doctors write prescriptions in such a way that poor people do not understand the handwriting, and he has to buy that medicine from private stores at high prices. We will bring in a legal framework by which if a doctor writes a prescription, he has to write in it that it will be enough for patients to buy generic medicine and he need not buy any other medicine,” PM Modi recently said.