IMA opposes move to train, certify RMPs

Indian Medical Association (IMA), Rajamahendravaram chapter, has demanded withdrawal of G.O.465 allowing RMP and PMPs to practise.

Addressing media conference, IMA president Dr. Ramachandra, secretary Dr. Guruprasad and other members said that the Department of Medical and Family Welfare Health recently issued GO 465 allowing AP Paramedical Board to provide community paramedic training to RMPs and PMPs. As per the circular, the State government will train RMPs and PMPs in government medical colleges for six months and the participants need to work in the government hospitals and 108 ambulance services for three months each.

The IMA alleged that RMPs and PMPs are practising modern medicine not only in villages but also in towns and cities thus harming people. Another member of IMA Dr. Perumal said that there is no recruitment of MBBS doctors by government for so many years and if the government issues notification there will be many takers. He condemned the statement by government that doctors are not coming forward to work in villages.

Dr. Ramaraju said that most of the RMPs and PMPs are practising in towns and cities.

Dr. Vijayakumar said that IMA’s aim is to sensitise government and public on certifying RMPs and PMPs. The IMA condemned the alleged derogatory comments made by Dr. C.L. Venkata Rao, Executive Vice-Chairman, Swachha Andhra Mission against doctors.

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