It is not difficult to meet him, to have a word with him or to seek his help. He is an‘omnipresent man’. People of different age groups, from little children to the elderly people, could all be seen waiting patiently to meet Dr C M Hyderali at his hospital, Anwar Memorial Pain and Palliative Care unit Aluva.
Through the IMA-supported organisation, Hyderali has been doing philanthropic activities for long. Be it free treatment to the cancer patients, care for AIDS patients, cost-free medical help for the deprived, Hyderali has undertaken it all within the confinements of his hospital.
“I started my service with just an outpatient service. Later we started providing treatment in a small room with eight beds and then it gradually expanded to become a full-fledged hospital,” he says. Today the hospital boasts of providing free treatment for hundreds of patients belonging to the below poverty line category.
In the course of his 40-year-long professional life, he has treated more than 4000 cancer patients for free. A founder member of Janaseva Shishubhavan, Hyderali offers free medical service for all children under the care of the Shishubhavan. Apart from this, he offers free home care service with the help of doctors, nurses and volunteers, in and around Aluva.
The winner of the National IMA award for social service, Hyderali has already done more than 10,000 free dialysis within one year and nine months of taking charge as the Vice Chairman of Regional Dialysis Centre, Aluva. Medical care is not his only forte. He has constructed 52 houses for the underprivilaged and is also the Vice president of Kerala Action Force which works as a trauma care for people who meet with road accidents.
He is also a guide and mentor to ‘Mukthi Sena’, a student’s organisation that teaches young minds to help the deprived sections of the society. The doctor provides free food for all the patients of the Government hospital, Thottakatukara. “My hospital and school provide me the opportunity to be with people, to help them and to make them happy,” says the doctor with a smile.
“Doctor even utilises his Sundays for his charity activities. He is not only an efficient doctor but also an active social worker as well,” says MLA V D Satheeshan.
“The doctor at present is offering free education to 32 students. His eagerness to understand deprived people and help them as much as he can is an appreciable effort,” says Shantha Vijayan, the principal of Vishwadeepthi Vidyalaya school.
The doctor is humble when it comes to talking about himself says, “I will continue serving the society till the end of my life. Engaging in social work gives me immense happiness”.