About Omkar Nath known as Medicine Baba
Omkar Nath Ji "Medicine Baba" born in India (around 1940) also known as the “Medicine Baba” (Medicine Monk). is a retired blood bank technician from a hospital in New Delhi, who voluntarily collects unused medicines from people and distributes them to the poor free of charge.
Omkar started collecting medicine after realising the acute lack of accessibility of medicines, when he witnessed Delhi Metro Under-construction Bridge collapsed in East Delhi in 2008, claiming the lives of two labourers and injuring many others. The local hospital administered basic first aid, but nothing else and the injured returned home to die, unable to afford the cost of treatment. That incident shook Omkar and he became determined to not let something like this happen again.
Since last six years wearing a saffron kurta (shirt) that says “Mobile medicine bank for poor patients”, Omkar starts every day at 6 am from his rented home in the Mangalapuri slums and goes door to door in different areas of Delhi asking for unused medicines, which he then distributes to charitable hospitals, NGOs and clinics.
Crippled at the age of 12 in a car accident, Omkar walks five or six kilometres per day. He cannot afford the metro rail fare, so travels by buses with the help of his senior citizen pass. In remote areas where buses do not ply, he simply walks. At the end of every collection, Omkar carefully catalogues everything in his binder: the name of the drug, the manufacturer, where he collected it and the expiry date. Omkar makes no profit from these.
-About Medicine Baba Trust-
“IN ORDER TO CARRY A POSITIVE ACTION WE MUST DEVELOP HERE A POSITIVE VISION” – DALAI LAMA
To carry out the vision of Medicine Baba the trust was founded in early 2015 and registered under INDIAN TRUSTS ACT 1882 under registration no. 1240 with its founder pillars Mr. Omkar Nath Sharma (Medicine Baba), Mr. Sacheen Gandhi and Mr. Arun Hooda. The cause itself was so being to be implemented across various sections of society like to create awareness to create supply chain network of medicines, speedy process management in order provide the best possible medical aid to the one in grief. The dream was too not let anyone die due to the scarcity of medicines.
It splendid causes doesn’t have boundaries and the good deeds always travel by their own, more and more people started pouring inn by joining hands to make this dream a reality.
410 lives have changed as a result of your support.
More and more medicine distribution centers means faster allocations of free medicines to the one in need.