and his wife Dr #Smita
chose to do a thesis on comparative study around slums of #Vidarbha
, where at #Melghat
he observed an infant mortality rate of 200 per 1,000. "The reason was poverty. Everyday, I used to see kids dying of starvation," he said.
By charging just Rs 2 for medical consultation for the last 30 yrs, he has made a huge contribution in bringing down the mortality rate down to 60 per 1,000.