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Appeal to Mamata to not make this a prestige issue: Harsh Vardhan on doctors' protest

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Taking note of the ongoing nationwide strike over violence against doctors in West Bengal, on Friday appealed to the of the state, Mamata Banerjee, to not make this an issue of prestige. He also assured doctors that the is committed to ensuring their safety.

"I appeal with folded hands to to not make this an issue of prestige. Despite getting beaten so badly, doctors only asked her to provide them adequate security and take action against all those behind this as per the law. But, she didn't do this and gave an ultimatum to the doctors after which doctors of and across the country got angry and went on strike. If the changes her attitude, then patients will not suffer across India," told ANI.

"Today, I will write a letter to I will also try to talk to her. I would like to assure all doctors that the government is committed to ensuring their safety. I appeal to doctors to hold symbolic protests only and continue to carry out their duties," he added.

is also planning to write a letter to all Chief Ministers and state Health Ministers regarding the safety of doctors in hospitals.

Doctors in Kolkata have been on strike after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured over an issue of alleged negligence at the and Hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Soon after, the protest was joined by various government and private medical institutions across

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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 12:26 IST