HC order imposing fine on doctors for poor handwriting

Kashmir Times. Dated: 10/9/2018 12:04:16 AM

Dear Editor,
It refers to Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court imposing fine on three doctors for illegible hand-writing on injury-reports submitted before the High Court. It is for central and state governments to take a clue from the High Court order and issue necessary directives that at least new-generation medical-practitioners may issue computerised prescriptions. Exemption may be for aged ones not familiar to use computers.
Rather Union Health Ministry can take initiative to develop three different types of soft-wares one each for hospitals, medical-practitioners and pathological laboratories where every patient may get a unique registration-number by any private or government hospital, medical-practitioner and pathological laboratory where complete past medical history of a patient for that particular hospital, medical-practitioner and pathological-laboratories may be readily available if possible even by opening website through unique ID and password. All prescriptions and medical-reports may thus be printed through computers eliminating system of hand-written prescriptions or medical-reports.
System will be useful for states like Delhi where patients are provided free medicines and tests in government-hospitals under Delhi government. Then there will be no need to get prescriptions photo-copied or slips prepared manually for medicines or investigations by additional staff deployed for the purpose.
—Subhash Agrawal,
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk Delhi.



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