JORHAT, April 21 - A case of a doctor of Jorhat Medical College and Hospital going out of his way to extend assistance to a patient and her attendants by dropping them in his own car by driving over 230 kms himself has brought much relief to the patient and her family members.
Dr Shankarjyoti Parashar, Assistant Professor, Pulmonary branch, JMCH, told The Assam Tribune today that an elderly woman with multiple ailments of Jyotipur, Naharjan Tiniali of Bokakhat Civil Sub-division of Golaghat district was admitted to a private hospital (Sanjivini Hospital) here on April 16 and was under his treatment.
The patient identified as Binu Baruah was living with one of her daughters at the latter�s residence and was brought to the hospital by the daughter.
Dr Parashar said that though the patient discharged on April 19 by him, he came to know on Monday (April 20) that the family members could not arrange an ambulance to take back the patient home due to the long distance and charge too was quite high.
He said that seeing their plight, instantaneously, he offered them to drop the patient and the attendents, which seemed to be a big relief for them.
�I thought at this hour of crisis I should do whatever I could do to extend a helping hand to people in need,� Dr Parashar stated.
He said that as the family members wanted to keep the patient at another daughter�s place � Chakalia, Sepon, Dibrugarh district, he drove the patient and their two daughters to the said address which was far east of Jorhat.
After dropping the mother (patient) and a daughter of her at Chakalia, Sepon (Dibrugarh district) the doctor drove back to Jorhat and went to drop the other daughter at Bokakhat as she had no other means of transport available to return home.
Priyakshi Baruah Sarmah, the daughter of Binu Baruah with whom Baruah was residing and was brought by her to the private hospital of Jorhat, told this newspaper over phone this evening that their family cannot say in words about the magnitude of help offered by Dr Parashar.
�We did not approach him, but after coming to know about out plight he came forward immediately to help us, which was something very unexpected and we will always remain indebted to him,� Priyakshi said.