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Social worker doctor, continues his vocation of good politics on a different platform
















Dr Jorson on mission to treat Goa’s social and political ailments


Marcos Gonsalves

MARGAO: A stage comes when the political leaders don't listen to the people because of their self-interest and that is the time I was forced into the politics to fight for Goa and Goans, stated doctor turned social-worker cum politician Dr Jorson Fernandes.

The UGDP president joined the Trinamool Congress after serving for United Goans Democratic Party for nearly 15 years, aiming to fight for Goa and Goans.

Having a vast experience of social-service besides in the healthcare sector, now Dr Jorson Fernandes, popularly known as just Dr Jorson, wants to serve the people at a different level.

The Cuncolkar, Dr Jorson said that he left the UGDP with a heavy heart. The journey had started a long time ago and was with UGDP for almost 15 years.

"Today we can notice several groups being formed but we do not understand the concept of united force, in which people can fight for the cause of Goa with a bigger strength. This should be a cardinal point to keep in mind for us to fight for the issues that are related to Goa and Goans", he stated.

One of the leading doctors in the medical fraternity Dr Jorson further said that he was there raising all the issues pertaining to Goa, may it be especially the destruction likely to be caused by the three linear projects or of coal.

However, what was

noticed is that people choose to go on different tracks once the issue gets over.

"We must note that people from Mollem to Vasco had come on one platform in order to oppose the three linear projects but now all are seen moving towards different ways. Everybody has their own issues and their heart beats for somebody else, besides for the issues pertaining to Goa and Goans. However, once the issue is over they return back to their own position. And hence, we don't find the strength to come together", feels Dr Jorson.

He also said that moving from UGDP is not only because of fighting the elections but for the cause of Goa and Goans. Elections will come and go but our fight will continue.

"Service in the healthcare facility itself is service towards the society. People talk about social work, what is the social work we are doing, it is giving service to the society by going out of the professional skills and giving those skills free of cost. Thereafter it becomes a passion and vocation", he stated.

According to him professional service is a structural program which one goes through and earns a living. Vocation is something where one finds passion in doing it without charging anybody.

"I am not only related to health care but fighting for social causes. We were fighting against industrial pollution, three linear projects, political issues, besides socio-economic development. These issues have been taken up only for the cause of Goa and Goans", said Dr Jorson.

He said it is the passion that he had got right from the year 1985.

Dr Jorson started his social service by first joining the JC of Cuncolim, thereafter the journey started. He went to the Rotary Club.

"I was heading nearly 130 Rotary clubs from Bijapur to Vasco and Bhatkal to Chiplun. We did projects in that year worth Rs 8.25 crore. Then I joined the Red Cross etc", he informed Herald.

A stage came when the political leaders didn't listen to the people because of self-interest and that is the time he was forced to come on the political platform.

"We are not politicians but wanting to help Goa and people call us as politicians", he stated.

Speaking to Herald one of the well-known social worker from Cuncolim, Bhiku Dessai proudly said that Dr Jorson is non-corrupt, and a sincere social-worker.

"He is a social worker and not a money maker", said Bhiku.

Bhiku Dessai was the one who first introduced Dr Jorson in the social works, and is still guiding. "Dr Jorson has flourished in the social field. His contribution towards the society is immense ", he stated.



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