Udayavni Special

Delhi govt hospital bars nurses from talking in Malayalam at work, union fumes


PTI, Jun 6, 2021, 9:27 AM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi government hospital Saturday issued a circular asking its nursing staff not to use Malayalam at work as “maximum patients and colleagues do not know this language” which it said causes a lot of inconvenience.

The circular issued by the Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (GIPMER), one of the leading facilities here, has asked its nurses to use only Hindi and English for communication or face “strict action”.

G B Pant nurses’ association president Liladhar Ramchandani claimed it was issued in pursuance of a complaint sent by a patient to a senior officer in the health department, regarding use of Malayalam language at the hospital, while adding that “the union disagrees with the wordings used in the circular”.

The circular says, “A complaint has been received regarding Malayalam language being used for communication in working places in GIPMER. Whereas maximum patient and colleagues do not know this language and feel helpless causing a lot of inconvenience”.

“So, it is directed to all nursing personnel to use only Hindi and English for communication. Otherwise serious action will be taken,” it reads.

Ramchandani, also the secretary general of Delhi Nurses Federation said, “As a language’s name, Malayalam, has been inserted in the circular, many will take offence”.

He also claimed that this circular was “consequent of the complaint filed by the patient” and “internally, there is no issue among the nurses and the administration”.

Many nurses at various hospitals across India, hail from Kerala, with Malayalam being their native language.

The circular has drawn sharp criticism from other nursing unions too.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Delhi riots: Court defers order on ‘immediate release’ of student activists for Thursday

British PM forced to defend India travel ban timing over Delta variant in Parliament

Ambani bomb scare case: NIA seeks custody of former cop

COVID: At least half of judges should sit on alternate days to hear those in distress, says SC

No question of leadership change: Nalin Kumar Kateel

‘Two great powers’: 1st round of talks ends at Biden-Putin summit

Cong to undertake campaign to help Covid pandemic-affected people, gather data on deceased



Related Articles More

Delhi riots: Court defers order on ‘immediate release’ of student activists for Thursday

Ambani bomb scare case: NIA seeks custody of former cop

COVID: At least half of judges should sit on alternate days to hear those in distress, says SC

Cong to undertake campaign to help Covid pandemic-affected people, gather data on deceased

Police begins probe in Mumbai housing society vaccination fraud

MUST WATCH

Udayavani 16-JUN-2021 News Bulletin

100 % sure that I was targeted in drugs case, says Ragini Dwivedi

Baby Elephant Operates Hand Pump on Its Own to Drink Water

Suresh Shetty Gulme | Success Story of Modern Cow Dairy Farming | Kannada

Complete Guide on Mango Farming | Harvesting Techniques

Latest Additions

Delhi riots: Court defers order on ‘immediate release’ of student activists for Thursday

British PM forced to defend India travel ban timing over Delta variant in Parliament

Ambani bomb scare case: NIA seeks custody of former cop

COVID: At least half of judges should sit on alternate days to hear those in distress, says SC

No question of leadership change: Nalin Kumar Kateel

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.