A do-gooder, Md. Shamiuddin goes out of his way when it comes to helping unidentified accident victims
Md. Shamiuddin is not hesitant of going out of his way when it comes to helping unidentified accident victims.
This is at a time when most people shy away from being Good Samaritans, thanks to hurdles involved in dealing with the authorities, especially police and doctors. But, such unwelcome obstacles cannot distract Shamiuddin from his ‘life-saving’ mission.
Standing beside an unidentified trauma victim, who he had brought from Medak to the casualty wing of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (Nims) few days ago, Shamiuddin says he simply wants to help his fellow beings.
“They are strangers to me, but they need help. Somebody has to take the initiative, and I get a lot of satisfaction from helping them,” he adds.
In addition to offering round-the-clock assistance, Shamiuddin has also footed the victim’s medical bills. Also, the do-gooder has been religiously following up with doctors on the patient’s condition and recovery.
“I contacted Nims authorities and managed to get the admission fee waived off. Already, I have spent close to Rs. 5,000 from my own pocket for drugs and diagnostic tests. I am in touch with the Medak Police, and they have evinced confidence that very soon they would be able to track relatives,” he says.
Helping people in distress is not new to Shamiuddin. “The Medak Government Hospital officials and the local police know me, because I frequently volunteer for such work. I was in my house when my friends called me to say that an unidentified accident victim needed help. I rushed and made arrangements to shift the patient to Nims,” he explains.
It is not easy to take up such work if someone has a family.
“I face a lot of difficulties, because I have two young children. But, helping persons in distress and saving lives are a higher calling that I cannot ignore,” he signs off. Shamiuddin can be reached at 97018-28123.