We all come across many problems in our daily lives but seldom raise the issues at any government platform because of a pessimist approach given the poor response from the government agencies.   

Here, Balendushekhar Mangalmurty, a social activist has broken the myth about social mechanism related to the public grievances. A resident of Azadpur, district Samastipur, Bihar, Mangalmurty has proved how a common man can bring big changes in the system by using available government tools.

The handwriting of doctors has always been a butt of hilarity, and confusion at the same time, most times giving a hard time to the patients and chemists in understanding the names of the medicines, tests, medical investigations, remarks etc. Mangalmurthy decided to raise the issue on government website. His concern was acknowledged when the Office of the Additional Medical Superintendent and Public Grievance Redressal Cell on July 25, 2016 directed doctors to write the prescriptions in capital letters in neat and clean hand writing.

In a telephonic conversation with Jagran Post, Mangalmurty said, “One day I went to a medical shop to purchase medicines where I met a woman whose son was suffering from a serious disease. She asked me to read a medical prescription and match with the purchased medicine. I was shocked to see that few medicines were not as per the prescription. On enquiring I found that the unreadable handwriting of doctors is often misread by the chemists. That day I decided to raise the issue and I registered the concern on Gov.in about medical prescription hand writing.”

According to a government letter, his suggestion for clear hand writing on medical prescriptions has been accepted and doctors, Head of Departments (HoDs) and Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) across the country have been told to write subscription in capital letters.

Written By Raju Kumar/JPN

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