Nobody had heard of Dr. Chandrakant Patil till yesterday.
Now he is no more.
Dr. Patil was a resident doctor at the KEM Hospital in Mumbai. He was one of those rare doctors, who are driven by a passion to serve those who live at the margins of our society. Dr. Patil volunteered to work amongst the worst affected by the floods in Bihar. Not only did he volunteer he also encouraged his other colleagues to join him in this mission and apparently fought with the authorities at the KEM hospital to grant him leave so that he can go to Bihar and work amongst those who needed urgent medical care. Continue reading