Dr C Mohan Reddy, better known as Chennai’s 10 Rupee Doctor who used to charge just Rs 10 from poor patients for medical consultation has passed away.
The 84-year-old passed away on Wednesday after he collapsed suddenly and died of respiratory failure. He who ran the Mohan Nursing Home in Villivakkam died days after he recovered from COVID-19.
He had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 25 and was admitted to a private hospital where he made a full recovery.
Born in 1936 in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, Dr Reddy did his early education in Gudur and graduated from the Kilpauk Medical College. He later moved to Tamil Nadu and started the Mohan Nursing Home in Villivakkam, a 30-bed centre where he would treat poor patients which he continued till the end of his life.
Though his normal consultation fee was Rs 100, he would charge just Rs 10 from those who couldn’t afford to pay it.
Dr Reddy who was unmarried lived in the hospital and was ready to treat patients no matter what time of the day it was. Despite the risk due to his old age, Dr Reddy was still attending patients during the lockdown. According to his brother Dr. CMK Reddy, the poor man’s doctor was more concerned about his patients, than himself during COVID-19.
“Dr. C. Mohan is a nobleman who has done many medical works for the poor common people living in Villivakkam constituency today joined Lord Adi,” Villivakkam MLA Ranganathan who also met the family of the deceased doctor wrote on Twitter.