A specially disabled girl will become the first doctor in a remote village in TN

Chenai: Shamsiya Arfin, specially disabled, will become the first doctor in the remote village of Merpanaikkadu in Tamil Nadu.

Shamsiya cleared the counseling on Friday and was admitted to MBBS at the prestigious Government Stanley Medical College in Chennai, one of the oldest medical colleges in the country.

The 18-year-old, like her father Muthalif, is physically disabled and had been in and out of hospitals as a child.

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His father Muthalif was also the victim of a poliomyelitis attack and is physically handicapped.

The medical aspirant talking to IANS said: “I had always dreamed of studying MBBS and cracked NEET and got into my dream course. My happiness is limitless. When I was a child, I was hospitalized and released from the hospital due to physical problems and many people helped me. I always dreamed of becoming a doctor because I saw how they serve humanity”.

A student at Merpanaikadu Government Higher Secondary School, Shamsiya said she studied in the Tamil language, adding that she would not have reached this stage without the help of her teachers. The Thisaigal Center, a NEET coaching center that offers free coaching to public school students, helped her pass the exam.

The center even provided free bus services for Shamsiya to attend classes and according to teachers at the center she always attended classes and was quick in her studies.

By talking to IANS, Shamsiya said, “I want to become a gynecologist and I am grateful to everyone who has helped me overcome my personal disabilities. My dreams have finally taken wings.

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