Medical aid for protesting farmers by Dr. Swaiman Singh, a US-based cardiologist

When Dr. Swaiman Singh, a cardiologist based in the United States, flew to India for a five-day visit last December, little did he know that his short sojourn would turn into a prolonged mission to save hundreds of lives.

Medical aid for protesting farmers by Dr. Swaiman Singh, a US-based cardiologist
Dr. Swaiman Singh, a US-based cardiologist, has been taking care of the health essential requirements for hundreds of protesting farmers at the Tikri border and at the ongoing protest site -Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Farmers are protesting against three new farm bills enacted in 2020 at Parliament since November 26 last.

Dr. Swaiman Singh, a 34-year-old US-based cardiologist is singlehandedly taking care of all the medical needs of the hundreds of farmers currently protesting against the three farm laws (passed in September 2020) at the Delhi borders and Jantar Mantar.

Scene of ongoing protest of farmers at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against three new farm bills enacted in 2020 at Parliament. Farmer's protest started on Nov. 26, 2020.

“I used to get a lot of calls for help from the protest sites. Sitting in the US, I couldn’t do much. The way things were shaping up, I knew I would have to come to India as none of the neighboring cities were providing any medical assistance to the farmers,” says Singh, who is also the founder and president of the NGO 5 Rivers Heart Association (5RHA ) that operates in the USA, India and Ghana.