What do you mean by RMPs? Where are they found?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

RMPs means Registered Medical Practitioners. The RMPs are spread around the country in rural areas. They are located in rural locations since they do not have access to the improved medical services that people in metropolitan areas do. To compensate for the loss, the government has established specific healthcare facilities/centers in certain areas for the treatment of the backward and underprivileged.

Meaning and Location of RMPs

According to Indian law, a Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP) is someone whose name appears in the State Medical Register of any state and who has the necessary medical qualifications. The qualifications for RMPs mentioned in the law are:

  • Hold approved medical degrees from universities or medical institutions mentioned in the Indian Medical Council Act.
  • Hold recognized medical qualifications from various Medical Institutions mentioned in the Act.
  • Enrolled in the State Medical Register or the Indian Medical Register with a registration number.

Duties of Registered Medical Practitioner

A Registered Medical Practitioner is a qualified person registered with a medical board or duly licensed with a qualified degree in western medicine. A Registered Medical Practitioner is not similar to a doctor.

Here are the duties of the Registered Medical Practitioner:

  • Duty of care in treatment administration.
  • Duty of care in deciding the mode of treatment.
  • Duty to Third party.
  • Duty to Control and warn.
  • Duty of care in deciding if they want to handle the case or not.
  • Duties under Geneva Conventions.
  • Duty towards Children and Adults.
  • Duty about Poisons.
  • Professional Secrecy

If there is a lack of these responsibilities, then the Registered Medical Practitioner can undertake the account of the right of action for the patient’s negligence.

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