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WATCH | CRPF's 'Dr. Soldier' Mohammad Latif speaks About Braving Bullets While Saving Lives Of Forces In Chhattisgarh

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • As India celebrated the 70th Republic Day at Rajpath, Republic TV honoured the unsung heroes in a special broadcast titled Proud to be Indian.
  • Among those heroes, Dr Mohammad Latif, CRPF CMO, who dedicated 21 years of his life to the nation and dodged the bullets to save the injured spoke to Republic TV's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami. 
  • Dr. Mohammad Latif spoke about his experience as the CRPF doctor braving bullets while serving the people.

As India celebrated the 70th Republic Day at Rajpath, Republic TV honoured the unsung heroes in a special broadcast titled 'Proud to be Indian'. 

Among those heroes, Dr Mohammad Latif, CRPF CMO, who dedicated 21 years of his life to the nation and dodged the bullets to save the injured spoke to Republic TV's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami. 

In the 21 years of his service with the CRPF, Dr. Mohammad Latif, the 52-year-old soldier along with his stethoscope moved from critical areas of Jammu & Kashmir to Naxal infested Chhattisgarh and Assam, to save the lives of those, who shield our borders and protect us. Dr. Mohammed Latif served as the CRPF doctor who saved lives in Bastar and was a part of the LED casualty evacuation team.

 

Dr. Mohammad Latif spoke about his experience as the CRPF doctor braving bullets while serving the people.

READ | Meet Dr. Mohammad Latif, the soldier with a stethoscope sharing his story of selfless service for 21 years

Saving lives while coming under intense firing

"When I was in Bastar I had to serve the injured who had come under heavy firing. During that such incident which took place there, I was with my surgical team and our chopper had landed to the location. There was five injured. But as soon as the chopper took off there was intense firing, leading to two more people being injured. I asked my pilot if he survived the crash, he said don't worry you go ahead and I carried on with my work. We saved seven peoples lives," he said.

On his experience in Kashmiris 

"It was difficult initially to meet people as there was resistance from them at that time. I was meeting people and taking part in civic actions. I was also asked to recruit for the force from Kashmir. During that time there was good response and I was recruiting youngsters for the force," he said.

On what why chose to work in the service

"I was disciplined as a child. I was very keen to wear the uniform. I joined this (force) with my own wish. I am happy to help our jawans, soldiers. They are fighting in front, and we are taking care of them," he said.

His advice to those who have taken up the medical profession and the forces

"The doctors must take precautions and go to all areas and serve there," he said. 

"My message to all forces is that they should remain free from stress, not feel tense, stay physically fit," he added.

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