We read about so many schemes , so many ways gvt has come up with to help the needy . But most of then are not visible on ground . Case in point
I went to a govt hospital for a checkup ( i can afford a private consultation , but i believe that govt doctors are as qualified as any other doctor , so keeping bias aside i wanted to give the govt hospital a try ) . i was prescribed medication worth ₹ 1000 . so i went back to doctor to get alternate medication prescribed . so below is Tl;dr version of what he said
1. he won't prescribe the Generic medication , as they are useless ( but This
notification mandates all doctors even private doctors) (also refer this
2. He was rude , dismissive which implies he hasn't prescribed cheaper medications ever .
3. Further went to HOD , who said the same thing that they never prescribe generic medications .
My question to our community ( doctors in particular )
a.if you believe that genric are useless , why were rules amended , and do not doctor fraternity must have overwhelmingly opposed it and got the govt to roll it back
b. If a patient is asking for same , coz he/she cannot afford expensive medication , why won't the docs write medication ( that is available , eg the medication i was asked to buy was available via jan aushadhi at 1/5th of cost and some at 1/8th of cost)
c. what is the way forward , should one approach the HC for implementation of govt orders that at least the govt. hospital must have followed in first place ? )
p.s i know its not the time for this ( less than 100 days remaining for prelims, but this seriously makes me worry ) , what is the logic of studying so much , when there is no onground change ( the health secretary is a IAS )