In the era of excessive charges for medical care that has made it quite impossible for the poor to get their treatment done at the private hospitals in India. But then there is this young doctor in Andhra Pradesh who has become a magnificent example of serving humanity.
Dr Noori Parveen, completed her medical graduation or MBBS from a private medical college in Kadapah district of Andhra Pradesh who has been an inspiration for serving humanity, as she charges only Rs10 per patient to ensure that the economically weaker families are not deprived of medical help.
Hailing from a middle-class family of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, Dr Noori earned her medical seat through a competing examination based on her merit.
She decided to dedicate herself to serve the needy after she scored well and passed out of medical college.
In an interview with Gulf News, Dr Parveen said, “I opened my clinic deliberately in a poor locality of Kadapah to be of use to the people who cannot afford expensive treatment.” “I started my clinic even without informing my parents back home in Vijayawada. But when they came to know about my move and my decision to charge nominal fees, they were immensely happy and blessed me”.
Noori says that the inspiration to serve humanity and helping the needy came from her parents.
She said, “My upbringing was like that. My parents imbibed me with the spirit of social service. They set an example for us by adopting three orphans and arranging their education.”
The doctor charges only Rs50 (Dhs 2.50) per bed for in-patients, apart from charging Rs. 10 for outpatient cases.
She said, “Every day about 40 patients visit my clinic.”
The private doctors charge anything between charges only Rs50 (Dhs 2.50) per bed for in-patients in a city like Kadapah and “Rs 10 doctor” has become a ray of hope for the poor and the destitute after Dr Parveen started this.
Before she started her clinic two she also started two social organizations to espouse the cause of education and health care and her efforts have earned laurels from all across that other social organizations started recognizing her.
While one organization, “Inspiring Healthy Young India”, was taking up various programmes to inspire the children and youth about education and health, she also started “Noor Charitable Trust” in memory of her grandfather to take up social work. During the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, she also organized the community meal programme for the poor and needy which was under this trust.
She said, “A life is not worth living if one does not care for the sufferings of the people,” adding that she wants to make it her life mission.
“Most of the patients who visit us are suffering from malnourishment and weakness,” she added.