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New Delhi: The controversial circular issued by Delhi GB Pant hospital authorities asking its nurses to use only Hindi and English for communication or face strict action, has been withdrawn due to mounting protests. However, they added that the circular was issued without their knowledge.
Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (GIPMER), one of the leading facilities in Delhi, issued the circular asking its nursing staff not to use Malayalam at work alleging it causes a lot of inconvenience to other staff and patients.
As many Keralite nurses are working there, they find it easier to communicate in Malayalam. However, the nursing superintendent issued the circular pointing out that they cannot understand the language and find it difficult.
Following this, nursing unions and several political leaders reacted on the matter. Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor, Jairam Ramesh and K C Venugopal came up with harsh reaction on the issue. The circular was withdrawn after a controversy erupted over the matter.