New Delhi: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan, today, June 15, wrote a letter to the chief ministers of all states and UTs “drawing their attention for strict action against any person who assaults doctors,” a Press Information Bureau release read.
“Resident doctors in many parts of the country are agitating and not providing healthcare services. Agitations by doctors in West Bengal seem to be getting aggravated and taking shape of strike by both Government and Private sector doctors, all over the country”, the health minister wrote he wrote.
“Strict action against any person who assaults them, must be ensured by the law enforcement agencies,” he added.
“Our doctors rank among the best in the world and work for long hours under stressful conditions, grappling with a huge load of patients. It is the duty of State to ensure safety and security of doctors who assure that the healthcare needs of the society are met”.
On Friday, Harsh Vardhan had met a delegation of Resident Doctors Association of AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, United Resident & Doctors Association of India (URDA) and Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA).