A doctor named Omar Atiq has painted a new facet of humanity by scrapping the debts that his patients owed to his cancer treatment center in Arkansas. The doctor hailing from Pakistan greeted his 200 patients by promulgating the debt waiver of $650000.
Beacons of humanity shine back and again to keep the world going in its best spirits. Good Samaritans bestow the aching souls with the pearls of altruism and bolster their living in the depraved spheres. No matter what time offers to the broken souls, they managed to soothe the enduring hearts with their goodwill. Making an addition to the balmy narrative, a doctor named Omar Atiq has testified the presence of humanity.
Cherishing his roots in Pakistan, Omar landed in New York City to materialize a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Harboring the fateful waves of time, he embraced transit and moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in 1991. He settled down in the area to boost up his medical profession in the best possible way.
Embedding his struggle with his perseverance, he managed to throw open the doors of his cancer treatment center in Arkansas. Following his passion over the years, his center served the patients with solicitude. By and by, it managed to emerge as a complete stop for various kinds of cancer-related therapies like chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Not just that, he added feathers to his cap by becoming the first non-White president of the Arkansas Medical Society. Also, he basked in exaltation by becoming the chairman-elect of the board of governors of the American College of Physicians in 2018.
Carrying on the humane services to the society for 20 years, the center had to brave the end of its day in February. The closure calls came in the wake of the shortage of staff at the facility. It matched tunes with the raging pandemic waves around the world. Sensing the austerity of time and crumbling lives, Omar decided to help in ebbing the burden of clients.
Thus, he switched to action and prepared greeting cards for 200 patients. Through the cards, he promulgated the news of waiving off a debt of $650000 that they owed to his center. The note of generosity ushered in the air of relief for the recipients amid the pandemic stranglehold.
Putting the noble act together, the note read, “The Arkansas Cancer Clinic was proud to have you as a patient. Although various health insurances pay most of the bills for the majority of patients, even the deductibles and co-pays can be burdensome”.
Unveiling its heart, it said, “The clinic has decided to forego all balances owed to the clinic by its patients. We thought there was not a better time to do this than during a pandemic that has decimated homes, people’s lives and businesses and all sorts of stuff. We just thought we could do it, and we wanted to, so we went ahead and did it”.
Evaluating his move, he called David Wroten (executive vice president of the Arkansas Medical Society) to see the way ahead. Shedding light on that, David shared, “When he called me, he wanted to make sure there was nothing improper about doing it. I can’t, for the life of me, imagine there would be”.
He eulogized Omar as the smartest doctor in his knowledge. Kudos to the center for making a golden ending!