Sarabjit Kaur, 40 years old is a passionate pharmacist in Naushera Dhalla village, Amritsar serving the nation in her unique way. She is a widow and a mother of three.
Completing her everyday chores she runs her dispensary with a 60 years old helper without failing treating 30 patients daily. After the Uri attacks the area is under the escalating pressure and fear. Still she is assisting and treating villagers who are sick or affected by the strikes.
“On Wednesday afternoon, we received an order from the district administration … our duty hours were extended from 6 to 10, so I come in at 8am and leave by 6pm. The weekly off has been cancelled and we were told to be prepared for night duty at camps where evacuated villagers have been put up,” she says.
The dispensary is hardly 200 mts away from the India-Pakistan frontier. The area is strictly under high-alert and often gets a lot of casualties suffering from bullet injuries.
“I have faced similar tension during the Kargil war. My family refused to vacate the house even though there was military all around,” she said.
We salute to her brave spirit to serve the nation.