Dr. Bhakti Yadav- First Female Doctor of Indore


Dr. Bhakti Yadav, 91 year old gynaecologist in Indore has been treating patients since 1947.  She is the first female MBBS doctor from Indore and her inspiring spirit to serve patients till her last breath is laudable. In the 68 years of her career, Dr. Bhakti Yadav has helped deliver thousands of babies, without taking any fees from her patients. She specializes in gynaecological issues pertaining to women.

Her exceptional skills, experience and people’s faith in her has survived so many women even from complicated deliveries. She loves her patients selflessly and treats them like a family. People from different cities and states come to get treated by her.

Bhakti Yadav is the first MBBS lady doctor in Indore city of MP. She was born in Mahidpur near Ujjain on 3rd April, 1926 in a reputed family. After completing her schooling from Ahilya Ashram School in Indore, she took admission in B.Sc. in Holkar Science College in 1948. Bhakti Yadav was in the first batch of MGM Medical College in 1952. She was the only woman in the batch. After she retired, she started treating women for free. She has been treating women for free for past 25 years.

Dr. Bhakti’s name is honoured in various news channels and she feels extremely modest about it. When someone asked her about her age and salary, she smiled off in a humorous way by saying that ‘don’t ask me that’. She doesn’t feel very happy about the way doctors treat their patients today. According to her, it is waste of money and no heart connection with the patients. Dr. Bhakti feels that the first thing a patient needs is a human touch instead of a stressful remark.

A lady who can barely walk and see is still confident in curing people’s health issues. Her simple touch puts the patients at ease. She has been in the news channels and whoever knows about her have high regards for this amazingly high spirited woman. In other words, she is a replica of Mother Teresa. Dr. Bhakti’s theory of life and ambition is to continue her practice till her last breath. Bhakti Yadav of Indore has been treating patients for free for the last 68 years. She is 91-years-old but she still gives free service to the poor. We found that women from Gujarat and Rajasthan come to her private clinic for normal delivery. She treats women personally despite old age problems.

Being aged, Bhakti Yadav doesn’t have much physical strength and stamina but her will power is very strong. She has always extended her helping hand to all women in need. Her experience makes her a very good doctor. People have complete faith in her consultation and treatment. She is a genuine doctor who cares for human lives instead of money. Dr. Bhakti can awaken anyone’s soul that will urge you to do something for the humanity. Her selfless human service gives a strong message to all of us. Whatever be your area of work, try to reach out to people who are in need of your help and genuinely help them without expecting anything in return.

Bhakti’s theory of life and ambition is to continue her practice till her last breath.



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