Who said all doctors have sloppy handwriting? Prescription of this Kerala paediatrician goes viral

By M Mujeeb Rahiman Chittilamchery

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Dr Nithin Narayanan-his medical prescription that is getting viral on social media | Photo: Special arrangement

Nenmara: “We cannot generalise that all doctors write in illegible handwriting. A generational shift has occurred in this sector too,” says a Kerala paediatrician whose medical prescription is going viral on social media for its eye-catchy handwriting.

Dr Nithin Narayanan of Community Health Centre (CHC) here in Palakkad, is the doctor becoming a social media star for his all-caps prescription.

He hails from Thrissur’s Padiyur, near Irinjalakuda, and has been working in the CHC for the last three years.

Though various agencies have mandated that doctors must write prescriptions in block letters, still many refrain from doing so.

Since childhood, he developed the skill of good handwriting. “Copybook practices helped me and even after the completion of studies, I tried to maintain the writing style,” he said.

Dr Nithin completed his MBBS from Thrissur Medical College and took MD from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER).

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