In this rural area, getting to the hospital isn’t an easy task. The closest hospital is 50 km (31 miles) away, and it takes over an hour to drive through the jungle on dirt covered, sometimes flooded, roads. Because of these obstacles, years ago, Karimul Haque wasn’t able to take his mother to the hospital, which lead to her death. Not wanting other people to suffer the death of a family member in the same way, Haque started a free ambulance service using a motorcycle and sidecar. Nineteen years later, he and his family have driven more than 5,000 people to the hospital, being available day and night to save lives.
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