Dr. M.L. Saraf does not need any introduction in the field of orthopedics, especially in matters relating to pediatrics. He is a pioneer in this field as far as India is concerned. His association with the KEM hospital in Mumbai is more than four decades old. He has served the hospital in various capacities right since his days as a student. It would be very difficult to find a parallel career in this world. We shall go through some of his qualities for the benefit of humanity.
As a doctor, one has to be compassionate. Not every human being would be the same. However, in the case of M.L. Saraf, compassion has a different meaning altogether. You would find him treating every patient alike. It would make little difference to him whether he is treating the President of a country or a small rural boy in Maharashtra. To him, everyone is the same. We can say this with conviction because he has the achievement of treating the President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai. He also has the distinction of treating scores of children in the villages in Maharashtra.
Dr. M.L. Saraf has the distinction of being an extremely intelligent student throughout his life. The greatness of Dr. Saraf is that he considers himself a student even today. According to him, life teaches him a new lesson every day. It would be very difficult to find such a humble person in life, considering his achievements in his field.
Excellent sense of diagnosis:
He has the knack of diagnosing the problem perfectly. It would never take him a second chance to diagnose any ailment. In fact, there is no such word as ‘second’ in his dictionary. He has stood first in every examination he has taken. He is renowned for his excellent sense of diagnosis. He has a very steady hand that can tackle any operation with ease.
Philanthropy is his USP. He has done innumerable operations free of cost in both the KRM Hospital and the Bombay Hospital during his distinguished career. This is in addition to the innumerable free medical camps that he conducts throughout the year in and around the villages in Maharashtra. He has tremendous contacts with the high and the mighty whereby he solicits their support in procuring the necessary medical equipment for the poor children.
People always say that the doctor is the incarnation of the Divine on this Earth. Dr. M.L.Saraf epitomizes this belief in its entirety. In addition to the polio campaigns that he carries out all over his state, he is also an authority on the Jaipur foot, having fitted this contraption on numerous patients until date.
M.L. Saraf has the single-minded devotion to eradicating polio from India. No one can underestimate his contribution in this field. He has the objective of seeing a polio-free India in his lifetime. Going by his current achievements, the day is not far away.
You have seen some of his qualities in general. He has a mind, more inclined towards research and innovation. We shall see some of these qualities as well.