In the remote village of Nurpur, India, a 7 year old boy by the name of Akrit Pran Jaswal performed his first surgery. The patient? The daughter of an impoverished family.
Akrit is a child prodigy, and is also the first 12 year old to be admitted into the medical department of Punjab University. This is his story:
Akrit’s story should help bolster the argument that better access to medical assistance in poor countries should be a priority for world health organizations. This little village was lucky enough to have a prodigy born among them, but what about all the others around the globe who suffer from lack of medical help?
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