Doctors across the country will boycott work on Monday to express solidarity with their Bengal counterparts whose strike to protest the attack on an intern at a government-run hospital in Kolkata entered its fourth day. Junior doctors in several states boycotted work today affecting medical services. Blaming the Mamata Banerjee government for the doctors' strike in Bengal, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan appealed to her to "not make it a prestige issue". He also assured doctors across the country that the government is "committed to ensuring their safety". Meanwhile, the striking doctors have said they want an unconditional apology from Ms Banerjee to withdraw their protest, according to news agency PTI.