Uttar Pradesh: Bahraich DM orders FIR against government doctor for prescribing drugs outside market

The doctor, who is posted at the community health centre in Payagpur block, was prescribing medicine from a pharmacy in the local market instead of providing in the hospital itself.

Published: 01st December 2019 03:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st December 2019 03:17 PM   |  A+A-

FIR, F.I.R., First Information Report

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By PTI

BAHRAICH(UP): The district magistrate of Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich has ordered an FIR to be registered against a government doctor for prescribing medicine from the market, when it is mandated to be given in the hospital itself.

During a surprise inspection on Saturday, District Magistrate Shambhu Kumar was informed by patients that Dr Vikas, who is posted at the community health centre in Payagpur block, was prescribing medicine from a pharmacy in the local market.

Kumar ordered for an FIR to be filed against the doctor for going against the prescribed rules.

The DM also directed authorities to initiate a probe against the medical store and warned doctors not to force patients to buy medicine from outside.

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