One should emulate Dr. M L Saraf, especially the way he treats the poor patients
Orthopedic surgeons are in great demand everywhere. Try living with a broken bone. You will understand what we want to convey. When it comes to the topic of orthopedic surgeons, one name shines like a beacon, Dr. M L Saraf. He is an orthopedic surgeon par excellence. There are no words to describe him as a human being. No compliments can be enough to describe M L Saraf. The poor people of the villages in Maharashtra where Dr. Saraf ventures regularly for treating the poor consider him as a divine incarnate.
He conducts numerous camps in these villages where he administers free treatment. In addition, he arranges for donating calipers, etc. to the poor children who cannot afford the same. This is a God sent opportunity for these children. They would otherwise never be able to afford the same. Dr. M L Saraf has contacts with big industrialists who have the philanthropic attitude to help these children. Hence, he ensures that every polio-affected child gets the treatment they deserve.
He has seen these people suffer a lot during his medical internships at the KEM Hospital in Mumbai. He was a resident doctor as well at this hospital during his earlier days. He knows the travails that the poor people go through while traveling for treatment from the villages to Mumbai. This made him arrange for these camps on a regular basis wherein he visits these villages and provides the treatment at their doorstep.
He is an authority on the Jaipur Foot as well. He is a member of the Jaipur Foot Global Technical Committee. He works towards improving the design of the Jaipur foot on a regular basis. The latest technological developments come in handy for this research doctor to apply the same in improving the flexibility of the Jaipur Foot.
His social forays make him a great human being as well. This trait appeals to the rich and the mighty making them more benevolent towards the cause of the poor. Dr. M L Saraf has some of the top politicians in Maharashtra as his patients. He has also treated people of the caliber of Dilip Kumar. Even Dr. Manmohan Singh, the former prime Minister of India consults him while seeing treatment for his weak knees. He has also advised Dr. Ranawat while he operated on the former PM of India, Atal Behari Vajpayee. In spite of being close to the high and the mighty, he has his feet planted firmly on the ground.
In addition to serving the poor, he donates a lot for charitable activities linked to his field of medicine. He is a trustee of the Narayan Seva Sansthan Udaipur, a non-governmental organization set up for the welfare of the underprivileged people in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
It is a great mystery how he manages to find time to cure the underprivileged people. This is a perfect example to prove that where there is a will, there is a way. M L Saraf is truly a personality worth emulating in the medical field.