Recently appointed medical superintendent of the Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH) Dr. Muhammad Younis Warraich has revised dress code rules applying to female staff, banning jeans in the hospital and making dupatta or scarf compulsory for the women medical officers (WMOs) and paramedics, Majeed Gill reported for Dawn.
As per reports, the step for introducing a dress code has been taken by the new controller of the hospital to ‘preach Islam and reform the society’. It is noteworthy that the dress code rules apply mainly to female members of staff, with very few specifications pertaining to what men should or should not be wearing.
A notification has been signed and issued by Mr Warraich by the title ‘DRESS CODE RULES IN B.V. HOSPITAL BAHAWALPUR PREMISES’. The dress code lists two categories of ‘ALLOWED’ and ‘NOT ALLOWED’.
For the part that includes the items included under the clothes that are not allowed in the hospital. It includes “jeans/tights (but only with knee length shirt), high-up trousers/capri above ankle, tight fitted clothes, see-through clothes, heavy /tacky bangles or rings, sleeveless/half sleeves clothes, heavy make-up (especially dark lipsticks), untied long hairs, high heels (making loud sounds and turning heads of everyone), extreme hairstyles (especially high buns like hump of camels), low neckline (front and back), nail paint on long nails, slippers and anklets (Pajaib)”.