Nurses in Kerala can now wear churidar
Thiruvananthapuram: In a radical departure from over a century old dress code, female nurses in government hospitals in Kerala can now wear `churidar and overcoat` as their uniform instead of sari.
Considering the `inconvenience` of sari, the Health Department has decided to allow nurses to wear the "more convenient` churidar and over coat.
However, the traditionalists could continue to wear sari and the dress code would not be imposed on them.
Health Minister VS Shivakumar has given approval for the proposal for nurses to turn up for duty wearing churidar and overcoat from December one, Health Department sources said.
The state Government Nurses Association welcomed the decision as a progressive step.
"This has been a long-pending demand from our side. We welcome the decision," the association`s state committee member Somasekharan Nair, said.
"Nurses often find it difficult to change over to sari after coming to hospitals from their home wearing churidar and over coat. Most hospitals do not have dressing rooms. So, they have to change over to uniform by going behind the cupboards in the hospital wards," he said.
Nurses in many private hospitals in the state had already shifted from sari to churdiar.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Ajinkya Rahane to captain India on Zimbabwe tour; Dhoni, Kohli rested
- Shiv Sena slams HC order banning erection of pandals on roads
- Kejriwal's electricity bill exceeds Rs 1 lakh in two months: RTI
- Top leader of NSCN(K) arrested for Manipur attacks by NIA
- Bangladeshi newspaper mocks Indian team with half-shaved heads
- India vs Zimbabwe: Ajinkya Rahane to lead; MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli rested
- Chinese military research academy praises India's main battle tank Arjun, says it's 'very good'
- Gangster Abu Salem ready to tie the knot with girl seeking to marry him
- Vijender Singh brings down curtains on India career, turns professional
- Manipur ambush: Key NSCN(K) leader involved in killing of 18 Army personnel arrested by NIA