Delhi doctor who treats poor for free

  • Dr Anshuman Kumar, a cancer specialist, treats patients free of cost at Greater Noida’s Kasana village.
  • He not only treats for free but also gives free generic medicines.
  • I’ve always had a heart for the poor, Dr Kumar says

NEW DELHI: In small-village Kasna, in Greater Noida, where poverty is endemic and a trip to the emergency room can lead to financial ruin, an alternative exists for those in the know.His name is Dr Anshuman Kumar – and, even if your pockets are empty, the cancer surgeon from Dharamshila Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, will not only help you with free medical advice but also with free generic medicines.

For the past several years, Kumar visits Kasna on every Thursday and treats patients free of cost and that too siting on a mat.

“One day a security guard in civil service colony apprised me about the poverty and lack of medical opportunities in the area. And they are forced to choose between work and doctor counsultation due to finacial condtion,” Kumar was quoted as saying by the Nav Bharat Times.

“I’ve always had a heart for the poor…I decided to take time from my schedule and work of them,” he said, adding, “I didn’t need degrees but dedication towards the cause and as such fixed Thursday for them.”