A doctor in Maharashtra’s Pune has proved to be a superlative example of what kindness looks like. Dr. Abhijeet Sonawane is no less than a God for people who are homeless and beggars on the streets of the city. He goes to them in person, treats the sick and takes care of their medical expenses.
Calling himself “Doctor for Beggars“, Dr. Sonawane starts his day by visiting shrines and religious places and treats the physically challenged homeless people, the elderly and beggars, as mentioned in the ANI post.
Apart from looking after the needy, he also takes care of their expenses and when need be, he also admits those in critical state to government hospitals.
While speaking to ANI, Sonawane said, “These elderly people are generally the ones who have been abandoned by their families and have no option but to beg. I not only do their check-up but also give them free medicines which I carry with me. I do this from 10 am to 3 pm from Monday to Saturday.”
Sonawane has become more like a family member for needy people and he is helping them for about 2 years now. He also runs a trust named ‘Soham Trust’ which helps him to execute this initiative more effectively. If you are keen to support Dr. Sonawane, you may contact his trust here.
“This is my way of giving back to the society. While treating these people I build a rapport with them and then try to convince them to quit begging and do some other work. I also assure them of my support in all forms,” said Sonawane.