It is a sewa like no other!
State’s apex hospital—Sawai Man Singh Hospital—has set a new milestone in terms of providing services to the patients. The hospital is turning out to be a boon for those who are homeless or have met with an accident or suffer due to excessive drinking. Such people are being treated with utter care and compassion by the SMS Hospital doctors.
For some of the staff the sewa is also a means of making up for mistakes or lack of discipline.
Those who commit mistakes such as arriving late on duty, or being absent from duty during duty hours or the staff who get involved in brawls are deployed to serve these men and women after their duty hours which is termed as ‘Sewa Ki Duty’ by the doctors at the hospital.
The initiative was kicked off in September this year and since then 162 homeless people have been treated till November last. And that’s not all! If any patient requires treatment, which is costly then the doctors pool in for them.
In one such incident, a patient from Jharkhand who had lost his limbs long ago needed Rs12,000 for getting prosthesis treatment done, Dr Narendra Singh, with the help of a few other doctors and his friends helped raise the required amount.
Dr Virendra Singh, Superintendent, SMS Hospital, brain behind this idea, said that he has formed a five-member team for the service which is being headed by Dr Narendra Singh.
“The motive is not just to help the patients but to bring that compassion in the hearts of doctors and nurses which brings humility and kindness inside the doctors. 90 per cent of these patients are sent to rehabilitation centres or back to their families,” Dr Virendra Singh said.