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Health minister orders immediate action against IPH dress code notice

  • Published at 08:00 pm October 29th, 2020
File photo: Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque addresses the press at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday, January 31, 2020 <strong>Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune</strong>
File photo of Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

The ministry and the DGHS have issued a show cause notice to the IPH director

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has directed his ministry’s secretary and the director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to take immediate action regarding a dress code notice issued by the Institute of Public Health (IPH) for Muslim employees.

He gave the direction on Thursday when his attention was drawn to the notice, according to the public relations officer of the ministry.

The ministry and the DGHS have issued a show cause notice to the IPH director.


Also Read - Government institute makes Islamic dress code mandatory


On Wednesday, the IPH issued a notice asking its Muslim staff to maintain a specific dress code.

Dr Muhammad Abdur Rahim, director of the institute under the health directorate, asked male employees to wear clothes above the ankle and women below the ankle with hijab.

“It is mandatory to keep mobile phones on silent mode or switch them off during office time and wear clothes above the ankle for men and below the ankle along with hijab for women staffers; and the instruction is to adhere to the dress code," the notice reads.

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