Sambalpur: An assistant professor of medicine at VIMSAR, Burla, Dr Shankar Ramchandani, who hogged the limelight for his one-rupee-clinic, has now earned accolades for gifting life-saving drugs to poor patients.
Dr Ramchandani has been spending from his pocket to purchase drugs for Mucormycosis, also known as the black fungus.
The doctor bought medicines after he came to know about the dearth of Amphotericin-B injection, which is used to treat black fungus.
Dr Ramchandani bought Posaconazole syrup and capsules, which are alternative medicines to Amphotericin-B injections, from Mumbai at a cost of Rs 50,000 to treat poor patients.
Currently, there are seven patients undergoing treatment at VIMSAR for black fungus.
“When I came to know about the scarcity of Amphotericin-B injection at VIMSAR, I tried my best to purchase the injection on my own for the poor patients. But injection is not available in the market. So, I bought Posaconazole syrup and capsules,” Dr Ramchandani was quoted as saying by The Times of India.