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Prescription of Generic drugs at CGHS hospitals

Department of Health and Family Welfare promote Generic drugs at CGHS hospitals

Department of Health & Family Welfare, has instructed all the Specialists and Doctors working in CGHS to prescribe generic drugs to the maximum extent as a matter of cost effective and affordable.

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare,
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi 110 001


No. S-11011/16/2012-CGHS(P)                                                                                          Dated the 8th April 2015


Sub: Promotion of prescription of generic drugs by medical practitioners – reg

Reference is invited to MoHFW OJVI. No. H-11013/4/2010-DFQC dated 19th May 2011 followed by a Circular No. H-11013/7/2012-CGHS (P) dated 8th February 2013 and No.S-11011/16/2012-CGHS(P) dated 3rd May 2013 emphasizing the need of prescribing generic drugs. in this regard, it is reiterated that all Specialists/Doctors working in CGHS are hereby directed to ensure that generic drugs are prescribed to the maximum extent possible with a view to make medical treatment cost effective and affordable.

(Bindu Tewari)
Director (CGHS-P)

Download Department of Health & Family Welfare Circular No. S-11011/16/2012-CGHS(P) dated 08.04.2015