Ailing physician Vivek Kaul is now living in a luxurious hotel in New Delhi.
“I want people to feel like I am the happiest doctor in the world.
And that’s a huge step forward for me,” Kaul said, after visiting the residence of the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (IIMS) in New Dehli.
“And people will say, ‘Why didn’t you do that?’
Kaul had been battling pancreatic cancer for nearly a year, but had recently received a double bypass operation. “
My patients and my family are my greatest supporters,” he added.
Kaul had been battling pancreatic cancer for nearly a year, but had recently received a double bypass operation.
The operation freed up his chest, but left his arms and legs unresponsive.
In May, he underwent a second bypass operation, removing two tumours in his left arm.
“It’s a miracle that I’ve been able to do that,” Kampur said.
“There is a miracle in that surgery that I have been able and I need to continue doing that.”
Kaul, who is based in Delhi, had started his medical career at the prestigious Tata Memorial Hospital in Delhi.
But he has now turned to working in private practice and in the private sector in New York City, which is one of the world´s most densely populated cities.
He is the founder of the Occupational Therapy Evaluation Center (OTEC), an organization that helps people with occupational therapy disabilities find a new career and find a job they enjoy.
“In India, it’s really difficult for people to find work and it’s very difficult to find jobs for people with disabilities,” said Kaul.
But Kampurs career has been plagued by financial difficulties. “
People say that if I was a doctor, I would have a career,” Kamps said.
But Kampurs career has been plagued by financial difficulties.
He has spent over $50,000 on a home renovation and a loan to buy his apartment.
“But I need my family, my friends, and my patients to know that I love them and I love to be there,” Kael said.
He also wants to help the disability community, and that is why he is making the move to New Delhi to begin work in private industry.
“If I was to quit my job and go to New York, my career would not be viable,” Kauwal said.
Kampul is also an active advocate for disability rights.
In 2013, he led a demonstration outside the US Congress urging for the inclusion of disabilities in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and also lobbied for the reopening of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the US.
Kael, who has two young children, hopes to start his own private practice.
“Right now I want to continue to help my patients and to help them find new careers,” Kaunwal said, as he stood outside the Indian Embassy in New Washington.
“We can start a business in India.”