Ranchi: Doctor Shyama Prasad Mukherjee has been treating poor patients for a mere Rs five for the last 55 years. He is said to be a medical marvel of a different kind. His consultation charges have helped many poor patients in times of sickness when other doctors and hospitals are too expensive for them.
One such family who have immense respect for Dr Mukherjee is that of Harinandan Singh. Singh, who like every doting father, wanted the best cure for his sick son, but he couldn't afford it. A harsh reality faced by thousands across the country.
Luckily for Singh there was a way out - their doctor Sahib Shyama Prasad Mukherjee who treated Singh's son for just Rs 5.
Dr SP Mukherjee said, "I have learnt that one has to draw a line and to know how much is enough. That's the point that one should look for because if I am the doctor I should have a sympathetic attitude to my patients. Everything cannot be commercial. If I would have liked to become a billionaire or millionaire, I should have taken up some other profession." ...more
10:25 AM, Jul 30, 2011