Life sometimes gives us some lessons, which in the course becomes the reason of our life. There are many such unsung and unknown tales of human life, which seldom comes up in the public notice. The story of Karimul Haque is one such tale, which has become a source of inspiration and dedication in his own life, from a tea garden worker to a SAVIOR OF LIVES.
Karimul Haque may be a common name but the love and respect he gets as Human Ambulance Dada is uncommon and this is what, keeps him going. Meet Karimul Haque, a tea garden worker in Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal, who ferries the ill, the poor and the fragile to and from the district hospital on his bike. This service he provides free of cost and he doesn’t charge anything for this service he provides.
A personal experience, which Karimul faced in his life, later become his inspiration to take up this voluntary job. Speaking toYouthens News, Karimul said “My mother was very ill and I could not save her because I did not have a vehicle to take her to the hospital then. It was very painful to see her die, helplessly 15 years back”.
It was from then on Karimul was clear, that he must do something for the people and to ensure no one die without medical treatment, as life is very precious. One day when a co-worker, Azizul, collapsed on the field in front of him. He tied him to his back and rode 50 km down to the Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital. Azizul got his life back and Karimul took up the idea of a bike ambulance and there is no stopping back since then. Till now Karimul has ferried nearly 5000 patients and saved their life.
In doing so, he spend half of his salary is serving people, though now people are coming to him with whatever help they can provide. Along with this service, Karimul or Ambulance Dada now has started a small first aid clinic at his place and is supporting Orphans by promoting the local handicrafts. He is now a popular figure in the area now, people come to him seek his advice and blessings.
Still the savior is just a call away at any hour of the day or night. Though a mobile network works well but the roads and healthcare facilities in the rural areas still needs attention is what Karimul observes.
The life of Karimul is not just a lesson to him, but also a lesson to all of us that every one of us must find a noble reason to live in this beautiful world.