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Dress code for govt hospitals in Haryana

‘Funky hairstyle’, denims banned

PTI Chandigarh Published 12.02.23, 03:20 AM
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Makeup, “funky hairstyles” and long nails have been banned for medical and other staff at Haryana government hospitals, as have been T-shirts, denims and skirts, as the state implements a dress code for healthcare professionals.

Haryana health minister Anil Vij said on Friday that the dress code being prepared by the state government was in the final stages. The dress code must be adhered to by the on-duty staff 24 hours a day, including on weekends, evenings and night shifts, he said, asserting that erring employees would be marked absent for the day.


“Funky hairstyles, heavy jewellery, accessories, makeup and long nails during working hours are unacceptable, especially in the healthcare centres,” said the minister, a BJP leader. He said jeans of any colour, denim skirts and denim dresses were not considered professional dresses and, therefore, would not be permitted.

The employees will have to wear a name badge declaring their designation. “Sweatshirts, sweatsuits and shorts are not permitted. Slacks, dresses, skirts and palazzos shall not be permitted too. T-shirts, stretch T-shirts, stretch pants, fitting pants, leather pants, capris, sweatpants, tank tops, see-through dresses or tops, crop tops, off-shoulder dresses, sneakers, slippers, etc, will not be permitted. Similarly, footwear must be black, clean, comfortable and free from funky designs,” the minister added.

Black pants with a white shirt along with a name tag shall be worn by trainees, except for the nursing cadre, he added.

“Hair must be clean, well-groomed and neat. Men’s hair should be no longer than collar length and should not interfere with the patient’s care,” Vij said.

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