Friday, 29 December 2006

Muslims compromising healthcare

SOME Muslims are undermining the battle to rid Britain’s hospitals of killer infections by refusing to wash their hands when visiting sick relatives.

Dispensers containing anti-bacterial gel have been placed outside wards at hospitals all over Britain in a bid to get rid of superbugs like MRSA and PVL.

It prevents people bringing in more infections. But some Muslims refuse to use the hand cleansers on religious grounds because they contain alcohol.

Health watchdogs are so concerned they intend to meet with NHS bosses in the New Year to try and hammer out a solution.

Why do they need to think up a solution? It’s obvious what they need to do. If Muslims refuse to wash their hands they should be banned from the hospital unless they are seriously ill. There is absolutely no excuse for not washing your hands when at a hospital even if it is for religious reasons.

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