Ramadoss to Lalu: I had no intention to denigrade Bihari doctors

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New Delhi, Dec 22 (UNI) Health Minister Anbumoni Ramadoss today clarified to Railway Minister Lalu Prasad about his controversial comment regarding doctors from Bihar saying that he ''never had any intention to denigrate the image of Indian Doctors and from Bihar in particular who are held in high esteem globally.'' In a letter written to the Rashtriya Janata Dal President and former Bihar Chief Minister, Dr Ramadoss blamed media for misquoting him and projecting as if he had denigrated the image of the doctors from Bihar.

''I have high regard and esteem for Bihar doctors who have contributed immensely to the medical profession as well as the welfare of the general public. Myself being a medical doctor, I am proud of this noble profession. I never had any intention to denigrate the image of Indian Doctors in general and Bihar doctors in particular who are held in high esteem globally,'' he said.

The health minister solicited the continuous support of Mr Prasad and the doctors from Bihar for all the Health Sector programmes to take the state to great heights.

Dr Ramadoss' alleged comment blaming doctors from Bihar being responsible for derecognition of Indian MBBS degree in U.K had led to a lot of flutter with Indian Medical Association and doctors from the state deciding to boycott any function attended by the Health Minister and demanding an apology from him. They had also approached the Railway Minister about it.

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