Trusting pharmacist keeps dispensing despite home burning down

He has no power and is unable to take payments from patients

Pharmacist Raj Gupta lost his home in the NSW South Coast bushfires, but it hasn’t stopped him from opening up his pharmacy every day.

Raj Gupta
Raj Gupta. Source: SBS

Now living in temporary accommodation, he continues to run his pharmacy in fire-ravaged Malua Bay, despite having no electricity, telephone or internet.

“It’s my job,” he told SBS after the New Year’s Eve fires, which destroyed 450 homes and claimed eight lives.