Monday, February 04, 2008

Golden Staph, Anyone?

Another day, another British delight:

Muslim medical students are refusing to obey hygiene rules brought in to stop the spread of deadly superbugs, because they say it is against their religion. Women training in several hospitals in England have raised objections to removing their arm coverings in theatre and to rolling up their sleeves when washing their hands, because it is regarded as immodest in Islam.
It's ok though - the solution is accomodation:

...the Islamic Medical Association (suggested) "...produce long, sterile, disposable gloves which go up to the elbows."
-- Nick

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