Doctors should adopt villages and do charity for the needy: Dr Vivek Kumar
Dr Vivek Kumar is dermatologist, residing in Alambagh area of Lucknow. He has been running a free skin clinic, five days a week since 1990.
Lucknow: Helping the poor and needy is the supreme service one can ever do. This has been the motto of Dr Vivek Kumar who has devoted his life towards the treatment of the sick, specially the lepers.
Dr Vivek Kumar
Dr Vivek Kumar is dermatologist, residing in Alambagh area of Lucknow. He has been running a free skin clinic, five days a week since 1990. This clinic is conducted at different organisations. Dr Vivek says that the routine of conducting free clinic has been maintained all these years. He says that for all his charitable services, he never charges for consultation and conveyance.
Dr Vivek says that every doctor should adopt a village and do charity work, once a week for only two hours, for the benefit of needy.
Dr Vivek says that he has developed an innovative daily routine for his charitable work. He starts his day with in the morning, when he feels fresh, energetic and most productive. His day begins with seeing patients who are not charged any fees for consultation. Later in the day and in evening he does his own private practice. This daily routine is my service to the humanity, says Dr Vivek.
Dr Vivek is also associated with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity Leprosy Rehabilitation Centre, Mohanlalganj. This centre has a 100 bed hospital for both male and female leprosy patients. Presently 80 leprosy patients are admitted and getting treatment. A resident cobbler house and a Shishu Bhavan is also located in the hospital campus.
Dr Vivek is managing the Leprosy Rehabilitation Centre for the last 28 years. For the benefit of adjoining villages, he conducts a general skin clinic every Monday and Thursday. Free consultation is provided to some 30 to 40 patients on every visit. To maintain effectiveness and consistency, each clinic is held at the same place and at same time.
The representatives of pharmaceutical companies play a major and very important role in the clinic. They take part in all the activities with considerable interest and enthusiasm, and provide plenty of samples for poor patients.
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