Health officials are having crisis talks with Muslim medical staff who have objected to hospital hygiene rules because of religious beliefs.(via Conservative Grapevine)
Medics in hospitals in at least three major English cities have refused to follow the regulations aimed at helping tackle superbugs because of their faith, it has been revealed.
Women medical students at Alder Hey children's hospital in Liverpool objected to rolling up their sleeves when washing their hands and removing arm coverings in theatre, claiming it is regarded as immodest.
Similar concerns were raised at Leicester University--and Sheffield University reported a case of a Muslim medic refusing to "scrub" because it left her forearms exposed.
Some students have said that they would prefer to quit the course rather than expose their arms.
Monday, March 03, 2008
From the February 27th Daily Mail (U.K.):