To make sure the instructions are followed, the Siddaramaiah government has even issued a directive that says it is mandatory for all government hospitals to have hair salons on their premises and asked them to give a regular compliance report.
“Create space in the hospital premises for the barbers to set up shops and submit a compliance report.” – Directive issued by Karnataka Health Ministery.
The directive also aims to promote squeaky clean look and a shaved face as opposed to the grunge look that many follow in the state.
With this the govt. hopes to increase patients confidence levels and expedite their rate of recovery at the same time.
“This is not a hard-and-fast rule, it is only aimed at ensuring a better hospital environment. The sentiments of different religious communities will be respected and no one will be forced to change his or her looks against their will.”