Main Uddin, Staff Reporter:
Doctor is the name of hope for sick people to recover. That is why doctors are called human servants. But sad but true, at the present time this profession has been questioned by some doctors. There is a distrust in the minds of the people towards the doctors due to various reasons including extra visits to the patients, unnecessary examinations if necessary, protection of the interests of the pharmaceutical company in writing prescriptions.
But there are also doctors around us who are truly engaged in human service. They get happiness only when they can serve people. Patients also get complacency in their behavior. And the name of such a human servant is Dr. Md. Niyamul Islam.
Dr. Niyamul Islam is working as an Assistant Professor at Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Medical College Hospital in Kishoreganj. Earlier, he had been working in the surgery department of Kuliyarchar Upazila Health Complex for a long time. And due to that he developed a close relationship with the people of this upazila. The people of Kuliarchar know him by one name. He also came to Kuliarchar with the love of the people of Kuliarchar.
Dr. Niyamul Islam Syed Nazrul Islam Medical College Hospital sees patients three days a week at an institution called “Health Care Diagnostic Center” in the municipal town of Kuliarchar after completing his duty. Going to the institution on the spot, it is seen that there is a huge crowd of patients. Everyone is waiting for their favorite doctor Niyamul Islam. Looking at the condition and talking to some patients, it seems that Health Care Diagnostic Center means Dr. Niyamul Islam. His name is now on the lips of many in the upazila.
This humanitarian worker is sitting in the chamber of health care at the risk of life and death in the situation of global epidemic (Kovid-19) corona virus and is providing medical services to innumerable people of Kuliyarchar upazila.
Speaking to several patients in different areas of the upazila, it is learned that he never oppresses any patient with his visit. In the case of poor patients, this ever-smiling humanitarian is heard to say- ‘Go, no need to visit, pray for me. In addition to free treatment without visits to the needy, free medicine (samples provided by the company) was also provided to the poorest patients. In the case of examination, he told the patients- it would be better if this test could be done, if not, it will be seen later.
Besides, he is very sympathetic towards Alem Ulama, school and college students, Madrasa students and religious people.
Talking about Dr. Niyamul Islam, a young man named Jantu Barman of Barman Para in Uttar Salua village of Salua union of Kuliarchar upazila said, “I have never seen a doctor as kind, humble, polite and kind as Dr. Niyamul Sir. He treated me with the utmost sincerity. The patient recovers a lot from his behavior. I went to him for treatment a few times, he took the first visit from me but never took it again. He has also given me medical services through mobile phone many times since he was introduced to me.
Abdul Motaleb of Madhya Salua village said, “Dr. Niyamul Sir is an honest and ideal doctor. If my family members have any kind of health problem, I get medical help and advice from them. His behavior is very good, I am grateful to him. Apart from Jantu Barman-Motaleb, his reputation can be heard in the mouths of many in the vicinity, including the municipal town of Kuliarchar.
Dr. Niyamul Islam has good relations not only with the patients but also with the doctors, nurses and all the staff of Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Medical College Hospital, Kuliarchar Upazila Health Complex. She is very nice and has a good sense of humor.
Dr. Niyamul Islam was born on 1 January 1966 in the village of Baralakshipur in Rajbari Sadar Upazila to an aristocratic Muslim family. His father’s name is Md. Abdur Rahman. He is a retired officer of Bangladesh Railway.
Dr. Niyamul Islam is the youngest of five siblings. He spent his childhood and adolescence in Baralakshipur village of Rajbari Sadar upazila. He passed Primary, SSC and HSC from Rajbari and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Medicine (MBBS) from Dhaka Medical College Hospital in 2001. Later he got government service in 2005 through 24th BCS. This human servant has not stopped since then. He continued to earn one degree after another in the field of medicine. Notable among his degrees are MRCS (London), MRCS (Edin), DMU (DU), PSC (Sri Lanka), C .CD (Bardem) and BCS (Health).
It may be mentioned that Dr. Niyamul Islam, a humanitarian, joined Kuliarchar Upazila Health Complex on March 7, 2012 and worked in the surgery department for 6 consecutive years. Everyone in this upazila knows him by one name due to his efficiency and use. During his stay in Kuliarchar, he operated on more than 4,000 poor people. He has campaigned for free medical care several times to reach out to the poorest of the poor.
Dr. Niyamul Islam, a doctor of poor and miserable people, after giving health services to the people of Kuliarchar for 6 consecutive years, was promoted to the post of Assistant Professor on 26 November 2019 by an order of the Ministry of Health of the Government of Bangladesh. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor (Surgery) at Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Medical College Hospital in Kishoreganj. He is the father of two sons in his personal life. Answering a question from our correspondent, Dr. Niyamul Islam said, “I want to keep myself engaged in human service for the rest of my life.”