The Health Ministry, in collaboration with its stakeholders, has developed a new prescription form with unique features to control the prescribing and dispensing of medicines throughout the country.
The new features include serial numbers, provider codes and unique identifiers for prescribers.
The new prescription form will replace the existing MoH form currently in use.
The outgoing Minister of Health, Ms Sherry Ayittey, who announced this at the meet-the-press series in Accra yesterday, disclosed that the new form would be available soon.
The new form will be valuable for issuing ‘rational’ prescriptions, which is currently a problem for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Rational prescription requires that patients receive the appropriate medicine, in the proper dose, for an adequate period of time, and at the lowest cost to them and their community.