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No Superbugs From Allah Rules Department Of Health

by | 13th, April 2010

NO Superbugs from Allah rules the Department of Health has announced which decrees that female Muslim staff can cover their arms even though earlier guidance says all staff should be “bare below the elbow “. The long sleeves were linked to the spread of killer superbugs. But the NHS says Muslims can maintain their modesty by wearing long sleeves.

It’s not quite as terrible as the Mail says in aloaded headline:

Muslim nurses CAN cover up… but Christian colleagues can’t wear crucifixes

Muslims who want to wear long sleeves can sport disposable over-sleeves:

Disposable over-sleeves can be worn where gloves are used but strict adherence to washing hands and wrists must be observed before and after use.

And if you want to wear a crucifix you can so long as it’s not a chain about your neck. So, you can wear one pinned to your undergarments or in your pocket or on ring under gloves or on a bracelet pushed up when treating patients. Or on beads. Is there a rule that states a crucifix must be worn about the neck?

The Mail wheels out nurse Shirley Chaplin who is not allowed to wear a crucifix at her work for Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Trust. The Trust said her cross was a “hazard because it could scratch patients. Mrs Chaplin took the matter to tribunal. She

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