Doctors are making a difference in the society in many ways. They are going above and beyond the call of duty. While some of them are devoting their time to help out senior citizens, others take care of deprived children.
The doctors, who have already made a mark in their respective areas, share the same notion — earning money should not be the only goal for physicians. The Telegraph talked to these doctors made up of “different genes” on the occasion of Doctors’ Day to gain more insight about them.
RANJAN KUMAR AKHAURY, 63
Giving back to society: President of Bihar Netraheen Parishad, which runs Netraheen Balika Vidyalaya (a school for blind girls) in Kumhrar. His job is to raise funds for the blind school. From providing books to taking care of the food expenditure of the students, he looks after all these things along with the other members of Bihar Netraheen Parishad
His journey: 10 years
Message to medicos: It would be wrong if doctors say that they don’t have time for anything other than their work. Doctors should get involved in some kind of social work. If doctors really want to get involved, they can manage
SACHCHIDANAND KUMAR, 61
Giving back to society: Kumar volunteers time for old people’s home, which runs under Samaj Kalyan Samiti, a non-government organisation in Rajendra Nagar. He arranges various kinds of health check-ups for the elderly people associated with the home
His journey: Around 20 years
Message to medicos:People have a lot of respect and trust for doctors and so it becomes the responsibility of doctors that their actions should be fair enough so that people continue to rely them
SUBHASH CHANDRA JHA, 52
Giving back to society: Jha organises free health check-up camps regularly along with a team of doctors in which he conducts various types of tests of the poor people at free of cost. According to Jha, his biggest concern is that a large number of people are devoid of healthcare facilities because they cannot afford it and this was the reason, which motivated him to engage in such kind of job. Recently, he conducted a health camp in Madhubani, his hometown, where around 2,000 people got their tests done
His journey: 20 years
Message to medicos:Doctors should not devote their time to earn money only. Doctors should behave like social people and take social responsibilities. They should do social work apart from attending to their professional commitments