Aprons In The Medical Field Become Compulsory
In our previous blog post about the history of Aprons, we have discussed the usage of aprons and the many reasons why people wear them.
They are more than just for cooking; and are used across work sectors such as butchers, waitressing and cleaning.
This is apparent in India, where a district has announced that aprons have been made compulsory for all doctors and nurses.
Directed by the deputy commissioner M Angamuthu of the Nagaon administration, in the North East of India, it has decided aprons are obligatory and must be worn by all medical staff and health officers during duty hours.
The aim of the scheme is to act as an identity card, so any patients can spot a doctor wearing a white apron. And when laymen visit the hospital, the colour of the uniform might help them identify the employees.
A district administration source said: “It does not matter where the doctor, whether at outdoor or surgical ward or in the operation theatre, apron and identity card are compulsory.”
All auxiliary nursing and midwifery and general nursing and midwifery nurses have to be in uniform.
The female nurses will wear a white dress with a half apron, doctors will wear a full apron and the health workers will wear a yellow apron.
The new initiative is also said to bring discipline in the hospital management, for all 100 government health institutions in the central Assam district.
Apurba Sarma, joint director of the Nagaon health service, said: “Why would we hesitate to use apron? It is our uniform.”
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