Indian Uses Personal Motorcycle to Take Patients to Hospital for FREE
As we are used to defining ambulance as something on four wheels, a tea garden worker from India broke the concept and spread a message of humanity with his heartwarming story and his motorcycle. Born and raised in a poor village named Dhalabari, Karimul Haque earns around 80 USD per month and is willing to share half of his income to run a free motorbike ambulance service. Karimul Haque takes needy and poor villagers from distant areas to the nearest hospitals. The service called “Karimul Bike Ambulance” has become popular to most people, from doctors to polices and other block officials. Although there is zero income earned from running the service, Karimul makes it available day and night.
There is a Primary Health Centre at Kranti, about six kilometers from the village, but it has no arrangements for operation or critical disease treatments.
There is another hospital in Malbazar town in the district across river, but there is no over bridge from the Dhalabari village, where most people work as tea gardeners. So Karimul has to drive 45 kilometers in one stretch.
Talking with TNC, Karimul shared that he had lost his dearest mother last year because they couldn’t get an ambulance to go to the hospital on time. So Karimul just wanted to make sure no one would suffer the same pain as he did. He also admitted that his family was too poor to afford a car. However, the motorcyle concept seems to be the best choice to function in the difficult terrain of the area.
As his story went viral on social media, Karimul has received a lot of support, and was able to pay off his remaining bike loan in full.