“I am feeling very happy; the appreciation from the police department definitely will boost the morale of doctors, who are working in the naxal affected areas like Gadchiroli,” said Dr Charanjeet Singh Saluja, a 40-year-old doctor, who lives in interior areas of Gadchiroli district.
Dr Charanjeet Singh Saluja was felicitated by Maharashtra’s DGP Satish Mathur for his act of bravery on Thursday in Gadchiroli.
“This kind of encouragement for people, who protect us, will surely encourage us to serve the poor and needy people. As a doctor my job is to save lives, and that is what I had done on that day,” says Dr Saluja.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Superintendent of Police Gadchiroli Abhinav Deshmukh said, “In an emergency, Dr Saluja didn’t think twice about his life, and treated wounded jawans in time. DGP sir, felicitated him for his work, and gave him the recognition for all the work he has done to save the lives”.
On May 4th 2017, Dr Saluja, had taken a brave decision to put his duty as a doctor above his life and had saved the life of 22 wounded jawans, in Bhamaraghad tehsil of Gadchiroli. Doctor Saluja had dodged the naxal’s, on his way to reach to the site of the attack. Due to Dr Saluja’s split second decision and courageous efforts precious lives were saved.