The 10th October last, I had attended the world health day programme organised by NIMHANS, an institution of great repute. In fact, I had represented the Chief Minister, who deputed me on this assignment. The registrar, Dr Ravi while rendering his vote of thanks had come up with a request. He had put forth an appeal for a shuttle bus service between Victoria Hospital and NIMHANS touching Kidwai, Jaideva and Govt Hospitals that would cater to the need of hundreds of weary Patients.
I assured the Hospital that their truly essential request will be met as early as possible. In the meanwhile, I had taken up the matter with the transport department. And today, I was glad to be a part of the function to flag off that service. My efforts have indeed yielded results. Two brand new buses started their shuttle service between all these hospitals from today.
I could see happiness and little disbelief on the faces of those present in that small, yet meaningful function. Their mixed feelings had a reason too. After all, the universal acceptance of definition of a politician being 'one who shakes your hands before elections and shakes your confidence after elections’ obviously would not have given them sweet feelings.
This day was different. A promise was met to everyone’s satisfaction.My colleague and Transport minister Mr Ashok and myself inaugurated the service by helping the patients and children to board in to the buses.. I thank the BMTC for responding to my desire. It was a little effort of trying to restore people's faith on the system. It made my day.