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We The People | 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.

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Doctor for Ranchi’s Poorest Photo: Tribhuvan Tiwari

Carl Jung wrote, “Medicines cure diseases but only doctors can cure patients”. In Ranchi, they have Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. The leading physician has dedicated to do just that for the poor segments. His fee ranges from a smile to Rs 5.

Dr. Mukherjee was born in 1935 at Patna. His patients vouch that he embodies both traditional values and modern 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 DCP in 1964 and MD (Pathology) in 1965 from Darbhanga Medical College. As an instructor, he joined Rajendra Medical College, Ranchi as a lecturer, where he became a professor in pathology, before finally retiring as the head of the department of Microbiology in 1993.

Photo: Tribhuvan Tiwari
Photo: Tribhuvan Tiwari
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