NMC’s New Rules to Revolutionize Healthcare


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Saransh Chaudhary
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In recent times, India’s healthcare system has been going through a series of transformative evolutions through changes driven by technological advancements and reformative policies. As per the latest update in the healthcare industry, the pharmaceutical landscape in India is undergoing a revolutionary change that will alter the prospects of the pharma industry.

Acknowledging the paramount importance of affordable healthcare in India, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has issued new regulations that hold doctors accountable for not prescribing generic medication. The regulation suggests that “All doctors must prescribe generic drugs, failing which they will be penalized and their license to practice may also be suspended for a period.”  The NMC's recent announcement has far-reaching implications, putting the spotlight on generic medicines. This paradigm shift in the landscape paves the way for a future where healthcare will be affordable to all. India accounts for one of the top markets for generic medicines, and this transformative shift will put quality healthcare at the forefront.

The NMC, in its 'Regulations relating to Professional Conduct of Registered Medical Practitioners' also asked doctors to avoid prescribing branded generic drugs. This move aims to eliminate any potential bias towards brand-name medications, fostering a fair and competitive pharmaceutical market. The initiative also seeks to empower patients, allowing them to make choices that align with their medical needs and financial constraints.

The primary motive for implementing this move was the out-of-pocket expenditure on medication, a factor that significantly affected access to affordable and quality healthcare. The surge pricing of essential medication creates a financial burden and often pushes individuals into a cycle of economic instability, making quality healthcare unaffordable for many. Amidst this scenario, generic medicines offer a promising solution as they are priced at 30% to 80% lesser value as compared to their branded counterparts.

With the implementation of such reformative policies, the future of healthcare in India looks quite promising. In a nation where quality care is put at the forefront, the potential for access to affordable well-being seems quite attainable. As these changes propagate through every level of the healthcare system, we can envision a landscape where the health and well-being of every individual are safeguarded, regardless of their economic background.

Aligning with this transformative shift, Davai has ingeniously established a direct link between stockists and manufacturers. By eliminating the intermediaries, Davai not only aims to streamline the supply chain but also paves the way for an expanded profit margin for both stakeholders. As a result, this arrangement plays a pivotal role in driving down costs and making high-quality healthcare more attainable for all.

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