Uttar Pradesh: The Yogi Adityanath-led administration has declared that all government hospitals in Uttar Pradesh shall have nameplates and signboards in both English and Urdu. The UP government’s instruction was following a complaint by Unnao resident Mohammad Harun that several government departments were not utilising Urdu on signs although it is the second official language of Uttar Pradesh.
Health department units are required to contain text in Urdu
The state’s chief medical officers (CMOs) have been ordered to guarantee that Urdu is written alongside Hindi on nameplates, signboards, and other items displayed in hospitals. The government decree dated September 1 provided notice to the CMOs.All government hospitals, district hospitals, primary care clinics, community health centres, and other health department units are required to contain text in Urdu, according to advice given to the chief medical officers.
The instruction was given amid criticism for its choice to audit unrecognised madrassas in Uttar Pradesh.
In Uttar Pradesh, there are 873 community health centres, 2,934 primary health centres, and 167 district hospitals. The instruction was given at a time when the BJP-led administration is facing criticism for its choice to audit unrecognised madrassas in Uttar Pradesh. Danish Azad, the state minister for minority affairs in Uttar Pradesh, said that the state government would survey unrecognised madrassas to learn more about their staffing levels, educational programmes, whether they are housed in private or rented facilities, the number of students enrolled, and the availability of basic amenities like furniture, electricity, toilets, and drinking water. Ansari has insisted that the survey will be carried out in accordance with the demands of the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights with regard to the provision of essential amenities to students in madrassas.