UP: Bahraich DM orders FIR against govt doctor for prescribing drugs outside

Bahraich (UP), Dec 1 (PTI) 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. PTI CORR ABN HDA hda