Doctors, especially in India, are eager to take up BV treatments.
But they are not all so keen on prescribing the medicine.
As per the new guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health, the government wants doctors to prescribe the medicine only when it is proven to be effective.
And when a patient gets sick, the doctor should treat it at his/her own risk, the guidelines said.
The guidelines say doctors should not prescribe the treatment if there is a risk to life or to a person’s health.
Doctors who fail to prescribe this medicine would be guilty of an offence punishable by up to a year in jail.