Doctors are known for their incomprehensible handwriting, which is only understood by pharmacists. Several memes have been posted online that make fun of the doctor’s prescriptions. But in recent days, a photo of an exceptionally neat recipe has been gaining popularity on social media. It was written by Dr. Nitin Narayanan from Kerala and can be read by any patient. The photo became famous after it was shared last week by Bency SD on Facebook, who said the doctor works as a pediatrician at the Community Health Center (CHC) in Palakkad.
The doctor wrote in block letters, making the prescription very legible.
According to Mathrubhumi, has dr. Narayanan worked at the CHC for the past three years. He developed the skill of good handwriting in childhood.
“Using writing books has helped me and even after the completion of my studies I tried to maintain the writing style,” he told the paper.
dr. Narayanan completed his MBBS from Thrissur Medical College and MD from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER).
Speak with Asianetthe doctor said, “I write my prescriptions in block letters. The other doctors write illegibly because they may be busy. I do my best to write prescriptions legibly even when I’m busy. Patients often appreciate this.”
Earlier this month, industrialist Anand Mahindra shared a short video showing how a doctor’s handwriting gets progressively worse over the years.
The 15-second clip titled “Doctor’s Handwriting be like” showed different levels of education. From grade 10 to a specialist doctor, the video showed how a school-age student’s good, well-rounded handwriting gets worse by the time they become a specialist.
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