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The Doctor is Always In - Healing Touch for Ranchi’s Poorest

Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee of Ranchi has been providing medical attention to the poorest. His fee ranges from a smile to rupees five.

The Doctor is Always In - Healing Touch for Ranchi’s Poorest
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Carl Jung wrote, “Medicines cure diseases but only doctors can cure patients". We have Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (MD), here in Ranchi. The leading physician has dedicated to do just that for the poor segments. His fee ranges from a smile to rupees five.

Dr. Mukherjee runs a pathology laboratory with affordable charges for routine examinations and histopathological biopsies. His service spans more than fifty-five years.

It was in 1935’s Patna, Bihar, Dr. Mukherjee was born. His patients vouch that he embodies both old values and new science. In 1957 he passed MBBS from Prince of Wales Medical College, Patna and joined the Bihar state service as a Civil Assistant Surgeon in 1959. He completed his D.C.P in 1964 and M.D (Path) in 1965 from Darbhanga Medical College, Bihar. He was first a lecturer in Rajendra Medical College, Ranchi, then an esteemed professor in pathology, and he retired as a professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology in 1993.

Above all, he has bestowed his knowledge and his health to the benefit of those who cannot afford a reasonable doctor, who sighs and resorts to self-medication or a quack.

Dr. Mukherjee has only one appeal to the medical fraternity: "Treat one poor patient a day for free". "If you are a doctor, Compassion and empathy are part and parcel of your noble profession, and materialism has to stop somewhere," said Mukherjee.

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