In Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong the Prime Minister Said Muslim nurses will be allowed to wear tudung, in his 2021 National Day Rally speech.
This is a revised policy that will allow the headgear to be worn with uniform for nurses. However, this new rule will apply to more than 7,000 staff members.
What is Tudung That The Minister Said Muslim Nurses Could Wear
It’s a scarf worn around the head by Muslim women in Malaysia; conceals the hair but not the face. type of: scarf. a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration. – vocabulary.com
The Prime Minister said. The Government has not allowed the tudung to be worn, in some places where people are required to wear uniforms,
However, the Muslim community accepted the Government’s stance on this. But policies on race and religion must be adjusted from time to time, Mr Lee Hsien Loong said.
He also noted that it has become increasingly important for the Muslim community or the Muslim nurses especially to wear the tudung; As it reflects a stronger religiosity in Islam, around the world, in Southeast Asia or Singapore.
It has also become an important part of the faith of many Muslim women. Over the last few decades, more Muslim women here have worn the headgear, both in social settings and at workplaces, Prime Minister Lee explained.
Allowing nurses to wear the tudung has become a “focal issue” for the community, he added.
In short, the Ministry of Health said the revised policy on the tudung and the updated dress code will be based on guidelines developed by a steering committee as well as an advisory panel.
The Prime Minister stated that Muslim Nurses will be allowed to wear tudung.