No jeans, T-shirts, only uniform in Haryana medical institutes

No jeans, T-shirts, only uniform in Haryana medical institutes

The Haryana Directorate of Medical Education and Research has instructed government and private medical universities/colleges, dental, nursing and paramedical institutes in the state to ensure compulsory wearing of uniform by their doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other staff during duty hours. - File photo

Ravinder Saini

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, October 6

The Haryana Directorate of Medical Education and Research has instructed government and private medical universities/colleges, dental, nursing and paramedical institutes in the state to ensure compulsory wearing of uniform by their doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other staff during duty hours.

It has directed the institutes to take strict action against dress-code violators stating that employees have been noticed in casual clothes like jeans, trousers and T-shirts etc. during duty hours. This makes it difficult to distinguish between an employee and a visitor.

Dress code

  • Apron is the dress code for doctors, separate uniforms for nurses and other staff
  • There have been complaints that dress code is not being followed in institutes

Sources said the instructions had come following complaints that dress code was not being followed by doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff in government and private institutions.

Apron is the dress code for doctors, while separate uniforms have been prescribed for nurses and other employees, sources say. Dr RB Jain, senior Professor at Pt BD Sharma University of Health Sciencesand president of the Haryana State Medical Teachers Association, said they were not against the dress code, but issuing instructions to the UHS was an attack on its autonomy.

Another doctor said, “The UHS authorities have not yet issued any direction in this regard. We will oppose if not allowed to wear jeans and T-shirt as except apron nothing else is included in the dress code for doctors.”

A senior officer said the dress code was already there, the fresh instructions only aimed at ensuring compliance of the standing instructions. UHS Registrar Dr HK Aggarwal and PGIMS Director Dr Rohtash Kanwar Yadav could not be contacted for comments.

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