- A National Health Service (NHS) hospital in Derby, United Kingdom has become the first to use disposable hijabs
- Inspired by a Muslim junior doctor Farah Roslan, the hospital now has sterile hijabs available for Muslim doctors in surgery
- Roslan designed the disposable headscarf following concerns on hygiene
An NHS hospital in Derby, United Kingdom has become the first in the UK to use disposable hijabs for Muslim doctors in its surgical department.
Inspired by Muslim junior doctor Farah Roslan, the trust which runs the hospital has now made the sterile hijabs routinely available, Daily Mail reports.
It was gathered that Roslan designed the hijabs which will now be used by all Muslim doctors. The young doctor was driven by the fact that in the past, she had to 'respectively' remove herself from theatres due to her concerns about hygiene because she would have the same headscarf she had worn the entire day on and there was no provision for an alternative.
"I'd been using the same headscarf all day which obviously wasn't clean and ideal. I didn't feel comfortable taking it off and I was pulled out of the theatre, respectfully, due to infection control." Roslan told the BBC.
The hijab is a scarf worn by Muslim women to cover the hair, neck and ears but leave the face exposed. It is a garment traditionally meant to represent modesty and privacy and is worn as a religious symbol.
Meanwhile, an African doctor of Ethiopian origin, Aregai Germai, has received a very high honour for his medical practice in America. He has been awarded the 2019 North Carolina Family Physician of the year.
The award was presented to him at the Winter Family Physicians Weekend. The news of his winning was made known by Africa Facts Zone.
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