Pune doctor gets UPSC rank news while treating COVID patients

Dr Pradip Dubal
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Pune, 6th August 2020: Dr Pradip Dubal was on his regular chores of work busy checking coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient at Sassoon Hospital when he received the result of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Dubal secured an All India Rank (AIR) 648 in his sixth attempt.

Dubal who is originally from Bambavade village in Palus Taluka of Sangli district comes from a middle-class family. His family is occupant in farming and his father works at a factory. Dubal completed his MBBS from the BJ Medical College, Pune. Although he was fond of the medical profession, the doctor aspired to clear the civil services exam so that he can serve the society better. Dubal had initially dedicated his full-time in preparing for the examination, however, he was fully aware of the uncertainty that lied in the field of civil services so he decided to take up the post of a medical officer at the hospital. He would also teach students at the college. Meanwhile, he continued to study for the exam simultaneously.

“The credit to my success goes only to my parents who have always supported me. They never restricted or opposed me to do anything that I wish to do or achieve. Even through their hardship, my parents have provided me with all the necessities,” said Dubal. He also advised UPSC aspirants to have a plan-B before setting out on the journey to becoming a civil servant. “It is better that candidates who wish to prepare for the UPSC exam keep a back-up plan ready for their career before starting to study for the exams. It will prove to be beneficial for them,” he added.