KMC to publicise new set of guidelines for doctors across the state

All medical practitioners registered with KMC before May1, 2011 must renew their registration before April 30, 2016

KMC to publicise new set of guidelines for doctors across the state
Karnataka Medical Council(KMC) had organised an event to publicise the new set of guidelines for doctors across the State to follow.

Addressing a press conference in the City on Saturday, officials from the KMC said that, even as the new guidelines were released a year ago, not many doctors followed it as there was lack of awareness about the same.

Dr Veerabhadiriah T A, one of the office bearers of KMC said "If doctors failed to follow the new set of guidelines, a warning would be given. On repeating the offence, their registrations would be cancelled temporarily and later they will not be authorised to practice."

The new set of guidelines mandate that all medical practitioners should compulsorily get their degree (MBBS, MD, MS, Diploma, DNB) registered with KMC and exhibit their KMC registration certificate at their place of practice. KMC registration must be renewed once in five years.

It is also a must to get their KMC registration number printed on their prescription letter pad and all the prescriptions should be written in capital letters in legible handwriting.

"Medical practitioners should not favour any particular drug company by prescribing their drugs to the patients. None of the medical practitioners should take favours from drug companies – sponsorship for tours, conferences, gifts in the form of cash or kind. The public is requested to verify the qualification, registration number of doctors before seeking medical consultation with them," the new guidelines specify.


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