Andhra Pradesh

Paramedics to offer EMS to rural poor

The government plans to rope in paramedics in a big way to extend emergency medical services (EMS) to patients from remote corners of the State.

Unveiling plans to train 55,000 rural medical practitioners (RMPs), Dr. C.L. Venkat Rao, State president of the doctors’ wing of the TDP, said: “These para-medics will be given certificates to ensure that EMS reaches the poor from far-flung areas.

Dr. Rao underscored the need for acting in the first golden hour to save lives.

“We have so far provided training to more than 20,000 para-medics and plan to train another 35,000. After a test, they will be fit to attend to acute medical emergencies like snakes bites, scorpion bites, fire mishaps and road accidents in the first golden hour before taking patients to the nearest hospital,” he said.

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