India: There is still a reason to smile
Source: Toxics Link, Date: December , 2013
the country where we are always discussing the bad that’s happening today and
the worst that will soon come, there are some people hardly talking. They are
the people who are busy setting standards on the ground. Oblivious of the
corruption, non-committal and apathy and lack of positive drive in the system;
these people are working hard to make INDIA SHINE and SMILE.
PHC (Primary Health Centre) in Mohanna (Haryana) is one such place. The Chief
Medical Officer of the hospital, Dr. Shrutikant Verma is highly respected in
this area. He comes across as a humble and divine soul in action. He sits
patiently from early morning till late afternoon, getting up in between just to
motivate his fellow workers to keep up their spirits.
A typical PHC is supposed to be a 6 bedded
hospital with around 30-40 out-patients, but this PHC works at 300-400
patients/ day (OPD) and around 80-100 deliveries per month. The doctor has gone
a step further; he has done a course in Anesthesia so that he can support
surgeries in his village (once a week, with the help of a surgeon form the
District Hospital). All his staff his polite, humble, overtly courteous and
highly diligent, quite unlike the so –called Government set-up. The villagers
are so happy to have him there and would go to any limit to stop his transfers.
They are even ready to pool money for the initiatives that the hospital wants
to undertake. One man can make so much
Shrutikant is a philosophy, a phenomenon in action and today we salute the
spirit of a true Indian.
- Anu Agarwal