MBBS IAS Officer From West Bengal Treats Poor Patients
Who said you cannot focus on your passion if your profession gets diverted? This lady from West Bengal put forward a milestone for the next generation.
Akanksha Bhaskar, an IAS officer, took charge as the SDO of Raghunathpur in West Bengal. She was totally unaware of the fact that her academic background would be so highly useful.
Bhaskar, who possess an MBBS degree somehow decided to join the civil services, is now treating patients in government hospitals whenever she gets time out of her hectic schedule. Apart from that, she takes initiative to come up with several health camps in the rural interiors as they lack awareness about safe maternity, menstrual hygiene or common physiological disorders.
As the SDO, Bhaskar also organizes regular health camps in the interiors of the hilly terrains of Purulia. She focusses mostly on the women and their recurring health problems.
Expecting mothers are given advice about institutional delivery and convinced for the nutritional supplements and newborn care at the hospitals.
“We also make sure the menstrual hygiene sessions for adolescent girls. They are taught the importance of sanitary napkins and how to manage their monthly period,” says Bhaskar.