AP Govt decides to recognize services of RMPs

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Hyderabad, Sep 26 (UNI) Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today decided to recognise the services of Rural Medical Practitioners (RMPs) and private medical practitioners.

This will be done after a mandatory training and examination under qualified doctors in a hospital or nursing home.

An official press release here said, this was decided by Dr Reddy while reviewing the mainstreaming of rural medical practitioners (RMPs/PMPs) in healthcare delivery system of Andhra Pradesh.

There were around 90,000 of them working all over the State and gained experience in treating various illness serving people in undeserved areas.

They had to go through a process of training, examination and certification by AP Paramedical Board.

They cannot call themselves ''Doctors'' but will be called community paramedics after going through the examination and training, it said.

They could provide home care for chronically ill, disabled,elderly and infirm under the advise of a qualified practitioner.

The RMPs/PMPs shall undergo a certificate course of ''Community Paramedic'' for 1,000 hours over a period of one year in their respective districts.

After examination, all successful candidates will be awarded certificates as ''Community Paramedics'' and registered by AP Para Medical Board.

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