Support Ambulance Dada To Build A Free Hospital In His Village

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Karimul Haque lost his mother 30 years back because he could not afford an ambulance and no one helped him while taking her to the hospital. A few years later, when his co-worker Azizul fell sick, Karimul was determined to make sure that history did not repeat itself.

So, Karimul tied the man struggling for his life to his back and rode 50 km to the nearest hospital and saved his life. It was then that he decided his mission in life - to make sure that no one had to die due to lack of ambulance service.

She (his mother) died at home. I tried my best but could not get an ambulance for her. After her death, I thought about the problem that thousands of people in the remote areas of Malbazar, particularly in forest villages and tea estates, face. I realised many people, particularly the poor, often die for lack of proper treatment.

In 1998, Karimul bought a bike with all his life savings. Past 50 now, he uses the bike as an ambulance to take people in critical condition to hospital. So far, he has saved more than 5,000 people across 20 villages of West Bengal.

Fondly called the 'bike ambulance dada', Karimul spends half of his meager salary of Rs 4,000 in helping with his mission. Apart from the bike ambulance service, he has also trained himself on providing first aid to people in need and conducts regular health camps in tribal areas.

For his services to the society, Karimul Haque was awarded Padma Shri last year. But Karimul feels he cannot be doing this deed for the rest of his life as he his getting old. His real contentment lies in fulfilling his dream of building a free hospital near his home for his village. This will ensure that more poor people for whom healthcare is a luxury will be saved.

“I want to build a care centre outside my house so that people don’t have to travel far. I want to keep doing this work and then, when I die, my two sons will carry my mission forward,” he says.

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Supporters (17)

Anonymous donated Rs.500
3 days ago

Really appreciate this kindness warrior. We certainly feel more when we have ourselves gone through an undesirable situation but to take it forward & make efforts to not let someone else suffer the same fate or simply help in the best way possible itself is quite noble. Thank You, Dada! 🙏🏻 May I, though, suggest to work out on purchasing an ambulance which could also help. Try tweeting to Mr. Anand Mahindra; have heard that if it comes to his notice, he generally tries & help. Thank You.

Prabhakar donated $200
14 days ago
Thanav donated Rs.1,000
16 days ago
Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
18 days ago

God bless you

Anonymous donated Rs.5,000
19 days ago

God bless Karimul and give him all the strength and resources to build the hospital.

CHARUKESH donated Rs.1,000
20 days ago