Cause: - Medicines Free Distribution
Location: - Delhi/ Ncr
Started in 2008
About Medicine Baba
Omkar Nath Sharma 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 realizing 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 laborers 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 kilometers 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.
Areas of Work
- Medicines Free Distribution
- Health Awareness
- Organize Medicines Collection Camps in Societies , Company or Markets
- Connect Corporate CSR Teams
- Become a Helping Hand to Medicine Baba
- Medicine Collections
- Funds to buy urgent Medicines
- A-39, Ground Floor, Hatsal Vihar, Near Uttam Nagar Metro Station (West) Uttam Nagar, New Delhi-110059
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