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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 13:02

Hospital first in UK to bring in disposable sterile hijabs for Muslim doctors 


A hospital trust is the first in the UK to give female Muslim doctors and medical staff disposal HIJABS to wear to avoid germs being passed to patients.

Junior doctor Farah Roslan had the idea while undergoing her training at the Royal Derby Hospital.

After gruelling hours on the wards, where she had been wearing a traditional hijab, she became concerned with the risk of infection to patients.

Ms Roslan, who is originally from Malaysia, looked to her home country for ideas of how to implement her plan for a disposable sterile headscarf.

She said: “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.

“A middle ground had to be found between dress code due to faith and the passion of being in the operating theatre.

"I am so happy my vision has become a reality and that these headscarves are now available for all of the staff.

"I'm really happy and looking forward to seeing if we can endorse this nationally.”

She created a design and used fabrics that maintained a balance between showing respect to her faith and being able to perform in her work.

Consultant surgeon Gill Tierney, who mentored Ms Roslan, said the trust was the first to introduce the headscarves in the UK.

She said: "We know it's a quiet, silent, issue around theatres around the country and I don't think it has been formally addressed.

"It hasn't cost much and hopefully the effect will be enormous."

Commenting on Twitter, Andy Ibbs said: “Nice one - but on reflection, I wonder why it hasn’t been done years ago!”

Another user, Victoria Parker said: “This is inspired!”

The University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust said the new headscarves have been available since early December.

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 13:05
Alhumdulillah.

There are so many pathetic sisters who stop wearing the Hijab and blame it on their work. Now they can adapt :)

Anyways, I find it a little extreme because the Hijab would collect the same infection that their clothes pickup during the day. I doubt if they dispose of their uniform.

Maybe just a cover over their original Hijab would do.
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 13:11

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Standard practise in the operating room, you dispose your gloves, aprons, mask etc so this is a good idea for infection control
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 13:18
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Wow such a great thing! Every time I see any patient I wonder whether I should dispose of my niqab or what. Now it gives me some idea!
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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 13:26
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Can't these be implemented into a Niqab style?

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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 13:30

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Already done in Paris due to laws.

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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 13:34
This isn't too bad
www.meddocare.com/product?id=3faf188e3d694f6f8380171c6c1e...

Balaclava disposable head and face cover :)

Also available in White/blue/green/yellow/pink/red/olive/black,etc.


But it needs to be darker to have the same effect of a Hijab/Niqab and not see through. I'm not sure if one would wear it on top of their existing Niqab, might defeat the object or be uncomfortable.
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#8 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 13:36
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It does not cover as much as a niqab does. Secondly these type of masks have this ear loop, for which I'll have to loosen my hijab and that would expose my ears as well. So I always prefer niqab.

Though I once saw a girl wearing this type of mask with the head band on top of her niqab. I thought it was a good idea.
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#9 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 13:41
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The designers should modify them and have longer Velcro straps or longer strings to tie them back.

Of course, not cost effective for Velcro. So longer strings would be better

Although there are disposable medical straps available
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#10 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 13:47
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Actually, the velcro straps can be used with the existing face mask.

Just strap the two ends of the mask and stick the velcro through it. No need to dispose of velcro
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#11 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 14:11

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You have to comply with NHS guidelines or wherever else you work, you can't just turn up at a Hospital in a mask of your choice looking like some kind of a character.


Also velcro and zippers are generally discouraged in such scenarios and are not a good idea

The Muslim Sisters in France already use face masks (with big glasses) as best as they can. Women improvise with headbands, (thin) topees under their Hijaab to keep the Hijab firm to put stuff on top.

Women have been improvising under repressive laws for a long time, nothing new.

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#12 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 14:56
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I mean combine this

with the medical approved velcro straps or these already used disposable silicon belts


A little bit of improvising and they can be used without breaking any code of conduct or health and safety concerns. Although the silicon straps would need to be cut very short so they cannot be used to strangle someone in case of a patient who has high risk of committing a crime.

Simply tie the handles back with these straps and there would be no need to loop them over the ear. Just my thoughts :)
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#13 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 14:58

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You can't just combine this or combine that. It has to comply with NHS guidelines.

If a woman is smart and capable enough to go through medical school and treat patients, she is smart and capable enough to figure out how to cover herself...Leave it to the Sisters to figure it out



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#14 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 14:59
this piece of new should not be welcomed

it is HARAM for women to leave their homes unless there is a dire reason, it is HARAM for them to go to mosque for furdh salah, so by what deeni logic can it ever be permissible for them to go adventuring in the public domain becoming stupid doctors and serve kuffar men and women wallowing in spiritual janabat.
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#15 [Permalink] Posted on 18th December 2019 15:03

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Fix your spellings in both Arabic & English FIRST

Migrate to the Holy lands of South Africa and if you are already there, you have achieved perfection in life.


For everyone else:

Loading Qur'aan Verse

There is no such thing in Islam as "spiritual Janabat"...

Think good of your Sisters & Daughters that:

  1. They have brains
  2. They know or can learn the Sunnah
  3. Figure out their Deen themselves and comply with the Sunnah

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