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A Doctor Serving The Needy

Updated: July 17, 2010 2:06 pm

The profession of doctor is called the most noble profession as they deal with taking care and saving lives of fellow human beings and removing suffering from the face of the earth. Therefore they have a very strict code of conduct and their pledge while donning the mantle of a doctor at the beginning of their career, is unique and no deviation from the pledge is acceptable or pardonable. In this backdrop, the selection process in a medical college is a difficult task, especially in state like Rajasthan. But Dr Swarnakar has made it easy. He is the Chairman and Managing Trustee of the first recognised medical college in private sector in Rajasthan, namely, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (MGMCH), Jaipur, established in the year 2000.

            When asked about the reason for establishing the college and hospital, Dr Swarnakar avers passionately: “Ever since I became doctor, I had a dream to establish a medical institute and hospital which is on a par with excellence and could provide quality medical education and international quality healthcare services to the community, especially the needy people, as I feel they are the most deserving ones. The college aims at laying down a strong foundation for the best of medical professionals in the country who are morally strong and have a highly dedicated work culture. Since I am very much inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, I named the hospital after his name. It is a tribute to him,” says Dr Swarnakar.

            An MBBS and MD (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) Dr Swarnakar has been conferred with many awards for his excellence in his field. Jaipur Fertility and Micro Surgery Research Centre (a unit of Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital) is the first centre in Rajasthan and north India to deliver the first IVF and ICSI baby under the guidance of Dr Swarnakar (in 1989 and 1994 respectively) and thus brought Jaipur an international popularity. So far, more than 6000 IVF/ICSI babies (test tube babies) have been born after treatment at Jaipur Fertility and Micro Surgery Research Centre.

            Dr Swarnakar strongly believes that still Rajasthan is somehow lacking behind in the field of providing proper healthcare facilities. “I don’t fully blame the government for this. In fact, executives, who play the role of mediators in between the government and the common man, are not performing their work properly. And somehow we are also responsible for it. We don’t avail the opportunities provided to us,” opines Dr Swarnakar.

            In 10 years of its existence, MGMCH has earned the reputation of being the centre for excellence in the field. “We have more than 800 beds out of which 700 falls in the general category. The patient only has to dig into his pocket for medicines,” says a proud Dr Swarnakar. And this is not just the end for him, he is planning to expand the hospital by opening a specialty centre within the hospital.

            When asked about the case on Dr Ketan Desai, the President of Medical Council, and the dissolving of Medical Council of India, he says: “It is unfortunate for medical fraternity and he is opposed to the decision of dissolving the MCI.”

By Vaishali Tanwar

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