People deprived of humanity these daysYesterday I came across very a flustered situation. I never thought that people are so inhumane and harsh.
I drink lemon tea every day, while I go back to home from my hospital. There is a tea (chai wala) shop on the way and I am a regular customer of that tea stall. Yesterday, as I was sipping my lemon tea, the lady who cleans the area, sweeps, washes the glasses and other stuff was limping. I asked what happened, then she showed her leg and there was a deep cut by a piece of glass. Some irresponsible person drank tea and left the glass on the ground and she stepped on it without noticing. The glass broke and made a deep cut.
I was not angered by the person who left the glass on the floor, but I was very upset with the landowner of that tea shop who came there to collect his daily rent from the tea shop owner. He was saying 'nothing will happen and why will you need medicines for such a small wound'. Sick, isn't it? She was bleeding heavily and the cut was deep. I immediately asked him, will you think the same if that happens to you? No words from him and yet he was defensive of his statement.
The Hippocratic oath, we take as doctors reminded me to attend to her wound. I did the basic first aid, prescribed medicines and gave her some money so that she can buy those medicines. Other than my oath, I did it out of humanity and am not bragging that as a token or prize. I was so upset that I kept on thinking about the owner's behavior the whole night. Why are people behaving so inhumanely? Can't we help each other? It is us humans who should help each other. In some instances even animals come to help humans but where we are deprived of that nature.