8 patients who were admitted to our dispensary this month of February died. We admitted more than a hundred and did more than 5000 consultations . approx 20 died in the town, and I have no idea how many have died in the greater Serif Umra locality. So you must wonder why do I spend so much of my time writing about so few deaths and not about the countless we save. Morbid fascination, depressing bouts, enthralled with the bleak, dark curiosity with downfall, powerful insult to a vulnerable ego, compassionate condolence? Not sure, but it penetrates deeper than revelling gratification from saving lives.
Until…… the wizened look on a marasmic infant consuming every simple thing in sight as a few designed meals beef him up; that when he smiles and uses his teeny weeny fingers to grip your finger with all might summoned, it imprints his memory into mine forever, ever.