Not everyone can figure out a doctor's prescription. Because, well, 99 out of 100 times, doctors write in some illegible script that only your pharmacist can understand. Perhaps that's the reason why the Union Health Ministry decided to bring in a gazette notification asking doctors to write their prescriptions in capital letters!

There are plenty of jokes on a doctor's handwriting but how is it that every doctor's handwriting is equally bad?

Well, this doctor on Quora seems to have an answer and it does make sense!

Here are excerpts:

Source: thehindu.com

I got first prize in handwriting competition in school. But, now. Holy lord. During exam, one can call the first page of my sheet as etched by a craftman. A damn perfect cursive writing. Beautifully written words. Later, even I can't read my own stuff.

We have to complete long answers in minimum time. Anxiety kills us. We are not given any choices in exams. We have to write everything.

Trust me, it is not what it seems to be in a non medico exam. So, we develop poor handwriting. Damn our exams.
-Aarushi Sharma
Source: brasildiario.com

Well, seems like a legit reason.

Now no one dare joke about doctors' handwriting!

You can read the rest of the answers by doctors on the thread here.