Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sacked for Speaking in Malayalam!

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals on Monday asked two nurses to submit their resignations for speaking in their “native tongue” inside the hospital premises.

The incident happened after nursing superintendent caught two nurses greeting each other in the lift lobby in Malayalam.

Hospital’s nursing superintendent, Usha Banerjee explained

“We cater to an international clientele. In any case, speaking in native languages might jeopardise patient safety; we avoid talking in any language other than English while inside the hospital premises.”

Tail Piece: Will areas like Toilet/Lift also be considered Hospital premises!!! Also… What if the “International” patient is not native English speaker?

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