Female Muslim medics ‘disobey hygiene rules’

Female Muslim medics ‘disobey hygiene rules’
By Julie Henry and Laura Donnelly

Last Updated: 2:36am GMT 03/02/2008



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.


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