BY SULTAN JESSA
A retired Ismaili physician, Dr. Mirza Datoo has been presented with the Order of Australia.
Dr. Datoo went to Australia in the 1970s to begin a new life after studying medicine.
He spent a quarter of a century in the western New South Wales town of Harde.
Dr. Datoo was often called to attend emergencies in the middle of the night and had to drive 70 kilometers to the scene of an accident.
He stabilized his patients before they could be airlifted to a major hospital.
He married a local girl and spent 35 years practicing medicine.
“When you start delivering the kids of the kids you delivered, then you know you’re getting bloody old.”
Speaking about his award, Dr. Datoo said he is really honoured his dream worked out.
The honour, he explained, is a fitting reward for someone who embraced his adopted home so fervently.
He retired in 2011 and now resides in Canberra with his wife Sheryn.
The couple has four children.
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