Doctor who breaks Ramadan fast before Eid to save his patient

KOLKATA: A 37-year-old doctor from West Bengal broke his Ramadan fast to donate blood to a patient who met with an accident.

According to the Banglore Mirror, the patient who met with a accident in Phoolbagan was admitted in Apollo hospital and was in urgent need of AB positive blood which wasn’t available in the blood bank, so the doctor decided to break his fast on Thursday, June 14 and donate blood to the patient.

On choosing humanity over his religious duty and broke the Ramzan fast before Eid, the doctor said, “The most sacred job is to save a Human being.”

Earlier, a Jawed Alam from Bihar chose humanity over religious customs, broke his Ramadan fast to donate blood to an eight-year-old Hindu thalassemic boy and saved his life. The patient complained of uneasiness and weakness, and required immediate blood transfusion.

There was no blood matching Rajesh’s blood group available in the blood bank and his condition deteriorated quickly. It was then that a hospital sweeper and cleaner, informed Anwar Hussain, a member of District Blood Donor Team (DBDT) about the child. Hussain requested his friend Jawed Alam, an active member of DBDT to rush to Sadar hospital. “When my friend Anwar requested me to donate blood to a seriously ill thalassemia patient, I politely informed him that I was observing Ramzan fast. “But he convinced me to arrive and consulted doctors. At first even the doctors refused my offer as I was fasting,” Jawed said.

“They agreed only after I took their advise, broke my fast and consumed fruit juice and some solids,” the young Muslim man in his 30s said. He said: “My religion teaches me to help a fellow human first, so I broke my fast and donated blood to save little Rajesh. Islam preaches that humanity is bigger than everything.”