Now, ‘Hindu’ Bed-sheets for Meerut Hospital

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Hospitals authorities at the PL Sharma district hospital in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, have decided that bed-sheets in seven different colours will be used for each day of the week in the hospital.

The colour of the bed-sheets used each day is meant to remind users of different Hindu gods, the Times of India reports.

Monday: White, associated with Shiva.

Tuesday: Orange, associated with Bajrang Bali Hanuman.

Wednesday: Green, associated with Lord Buddha.

Thursday:  Yellow, associated with Sai Baba.

Saturday: Blue, associated with Shani Dev.

Since no appropriate associations could be found for Friday and Sunday, it has been randomly decided to use purple and pink colour bed-sheets respectively on these days.  

‘Operation Indradhanush’ has been conceived as part of the Prime Minister’s Swachch Bharat campaign that advises all hospitals should use bed-sheets in different colours based on the rainbow colours: VIBGYOR (violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red.

The PL Sharma hospital chose to improvise on the idea. Why not associate the seven different colours with Hindu gods and goddesses?

Accordingly as many as 4,900 bed-sheets (700 x 7) have been purchased at a total cost of around Rs 12 lakhs.

Dr PK Bansal, superintendent-in-chief of the hospital told the Times of India, “Under kayak kalp scheme of Swachch Bharat campaign, Operation Indradhanush has been introduced wherein we have been told to get bed-sheets of different colours for each day of the week. But instead of following the VIBGYOR pattern, I chose to go by the colours associated with Hindu gods and goddesses.




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