Tripura hospital asks docs not to prescribe antibiotics

Gobinda Ballav Pant Hospital and AGMC authorities here have asked doctors of the casualty unit not to prescribe antibiotics for patients before admitting them to the hospital, official sources said.

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2010, 20:54 PM IST

Agartala: Gobinda Ballav Pant Hospital and
Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) authorities here
have asked doctors of the casualty unit not to prescribe
antibiotics for patients before admitting them to the
hospital, official sources said.

Sources in the health department said the hospital
superintendent in a recent circular had asked the doctors
of the casualty block not to prescribe antibiotics due to a
suspected nexus between some physicians and pharmaceutical
companies.

Doctors in the casualty block often presecribe a long list
of antibiotics compelling the patients to buy them
immediately, but when they are admitted to the hospital,
specialist doctors often find those medicines as useless
and change the prescriptions, the sources said.

Sources said, the decision for issuing the circular was
taken in a review meeting of the senior doctors.

PTI