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Kerala doc with good handwriting; all-caps impeccable prescription goes viral

Kerala doc with good handwriting; all-caps impeccable prescription goes viral

Doctors' illegible handwriting is sometimes made fun of. However, a Keralan doctor disproved the critics with his flawless handwriting, shocking online users.

A pharmacist named Bency SD posted a picture of the doctor's incredibly tidy handwriting on Facebook on September 21. Dr Nithin Narayanan's perfect and simple-to-read all-caps prescription was written from a Community Health Center (CHC) in Palakkad.

According to the prescription note, Dr Narayanan is a paediatrician at the Community Health Center in Nemmara. He earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) in paediatrics from the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) and his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Government Medical College in Thrissur, Indian Express reported.

As the prescription was shared with him, Bency stated in his Facebook post that he is unsure if it is authentic. "Any busy doctor writes a prescription in merely two minutes. One's dignity would not stoop if it is written comprehensible to a patient, a bystander or a pharmacist. But, this prescription has shown that dignity increases with such an act. Salute Sir. Let this prescription be a model for those doctors who are adamant to write in a way legible for the nearby pharmacist and promote social responsibility."

Narayanan, who has been employed at the CHC for the past three years, is from the Thrissur district's Irinjalakuda, according to Mathrubhumi. He told Mathrubhumi, "Copybook practices helped me and even after the completion of studies, I tried to maintain the writing style."

For the benefit of patients and pharmacists, he explained to Manorama, he has begun writing in all caps. He refuted the claim that all doctors' handwriting is unintelligible. "There has been a generational change. I am not aware of how this became viral on social media. Somebody would have shared it without my knowledge," he added.

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