Meet Some Volunteers


Mr. Bhaskar

VolunteersBhaskar, a very straight forward and simple person volunteers at MS Ramaiah Hospital. He is a faculty member at IISc, Bangalore and teaches Computer Science. His wife, Vasumathi has been the motivator for his volunteering at the hospital. His passion is teaching math and electronics to children and teenagers. His hobbies are watching cricket and being abreast with current affairs. He has been honored and awarded a citation by MS Ramaiah Hospital on their Hospital Day as a recognition of his exemplary services. He loves soft classical music and Bhav geet. He is a eco friendly person and every waste goes into the garden as compost. He is health conscious and hence not a foodie. Bhaskar has designed his own car and the facilities available in the car are modified to his convenience.

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Dr. Shireen Hussain

VolunteersDr. Shireen Hussain, a qualified ophthalmologist, feels that reaching out to people holistically and giving emotional support is equally important. After completing her diploma in counseling skills she has devoted herself to help individuals through counseling, understanding their health issues, and guiding them through any emotional or interpersonal issues. She is a regular at the RT Nagar centre, and also makes herself available on any day if there is an urgent need.

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VolunteersIf you go to the Ramaiah Helping Hand desk at 9 and find a volunteer meticulously starting his day and ready to receive patients with care and responsibility… You can be rest assured it is our own Mr.Kini. Many doctors and staff correct their time in their watches with his presence. A very unassuming person with an aura about himself which displays responsibility, sincerity, care, timeliness and genuine concern for the needy patients who enter Ramaiah Hospital in pain and suffering

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Ms. Mala Thimmiah

VolunteersMost people who have to pass by the Burns Ward at Victoria Hospital feel extremely upset seeing the suffering of patients. However HH Mala is a volunteer who is courageous, very sensitive to the feelings of the patients and hence wholeheartedly carries on her volunteering in the ward without a whimper. She is a brave heart who also visits the mortuary and can counsel the mortuary attendant and the attendants of the dead and the injured with equal patience, thoughtfulness and genuine concern. Always with a smiling disposition, Mala is very understanding and an empathic lady of grace and poise. She also volunteers at Bowring Hospital and does everything in her might to help the needy.

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Ms. Meera Nayak

VolunteersThe volunteering services of Helping Hand at NIMHANS will be incomplete without the reference of Meera Nayak. Almost since we began our services there twenty years ago, she has been a very dedicated volunteer and there have been innumerable instances when Meera, who gives her services many days a week, would have left for the day and yet will be willing to come back and address any urgent issue. Dressed very elegantly (ALWAYS) and speaking with warmth she is very approachable and is the Pride of our Helping Hand team at NIMHANS. She also volunteers at Kidwai Hospital.

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Mr. Maitra

VolunteersA former senior banker, is now the charisma and the coordinator of our Helping Hand volunteers at St. John’s Hospital. He is very prompt with any tasks given to him. Maitra is a very realistic person and has years of experience and learning to back his judgments. Has been working through the week since many years “Age is a matter of mind. If you don’t mind it does not matter” His zeal, zest and enthusiasm are examples good enough to prove the above saying right. Mr. Maitra is in social service for nearly two decades.

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Mr. V. K. Jain

VolunteersHe retired many years ago as a senior banker. Having proven himself professionally and having settled his children, he could have rested on his laurels and enjoyed his pensioner life. But he chose to commit himself completely to the service of people who are suffering not only due to physical ailments, but also loneliness, isolation, anxiety of the future. He spends almost all his weekdays in the giant Manipal Hospital, moving from the X-Ray unit to ICU to various outpatient areas, always with a smile, a suggestion to speed up the process, some guidance about hospital procedures, etc. Age is not a deterrent for this committed young gentleman who has made it a mission to reach out to as many patients as possible, and is in fact in demand by some of the doctors and professionals to give emotional support to patients.

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Ms. Alpa Dharamshi

VolunteersShe may appear as a sucessful professional or business woman, but she is a lady with a determination not to make money but to do something much more meaningful. After doing her counselling training, she has plunged headlong into voluntary work at various hospitals, and she has taken up the challenge of counselling a very difficult segment of people – those who are suffering from advanced cancer, and require palliative care. She organizes various events, meets and counsels patients and their care givers, and motivates many others to join in this noble task. She is a role model to others who wish to make their life a service for those who need emotional suport the most.

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