ICMR starts online course on prescription writing


On the occasion of World Patient Safety Day, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) announced an online course to teach MBBS doctors to write patients’ slips during internships. This course will play an important role as it will guide medical graduate students about the things to keep in mind while writing prescriptions. Students will learn how to prescribe medicines and give medicine information to patients. The course will be conducted by Chennai-based ICMR-NIE.

Prof Balram Bhargava, director general, ICMR, said, “ICMR is committed to ensure that the country’s medical graduates are at par with their international counterparts. The Council, through its institute ICMR-NIE has successfully completed a basic course in biomedical research. The course has now been made compulsory for postgraduates by the Medical Council of India. Building on the success, we will ensure that this digital course on ‘Prescribing Skills for Indian Medical Graduates’ is effective.”