A Doctor converts his career into Sewa

published on May 5, 2012

A Doctor converts his career into Sewa

A few months back, one Shri Gurumurthy was brought to the SG MET hospital in Erode. He had met with a road accident and was suffering from brain hemorrhage. His was a poor family and they had on hand only Rs 5,000. While no other corporate hospital would have admitted the case without paying an advance of Rs 50,000, the hospital performed a surgery on him which cost the hospital over Rs 88,000, excluding the fee for doctors.

A month after he was discharged, Gurumurthy went to the hospital of his own and remitted a sum of Rs 30,000 with the words: “Sir, you saved my life. I do not know whether I would have been alive today had I gone to some other hospital.” Says Dr. Marimuthu Saravanan, chief medical officer of the SG MET hospital: “It is words such as these that give a doctor the fulfillment of his life. This is medical practice.” The commercialization of medical profession was unbearable to him while he served a corporate hospital at the beginning of his career. He quit the job and started serving the poor and needy by founding Sri Ganapathy Medical and Educational Trust. 486 well wishers including 86 doctors joined the trust.

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