It should be about the safety of the patients.
No one should be in an operating room that does not have on sanitary gear. Doctors and nurses should follow sanitary rules.
After Muslim surgeon was spotted trying to do something that will endanger patient’s safety during an operation, a hospital consultant decided to do the right thing and confront the issue.
According to the U.K. Daily Mail: A hospital has suspended a consultant after he claimed that a Muslim surgeon walked out of an operation because she was asked to remove her religious headscarf.
Dr.Vladislav Rogozov, 46, claimed in an online blog that he confronted her before the surgery when he realized she planned to wear the Islamic hijab which was against safety regulations.
But the unnamed surgeon refused, walking out of the operation and forcing staff at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital to find a replacement.
She later accused Czech-born Dr.Rogozov, who has worked in Britain for ten years, of racial discrimination.
After a hospital investigation supported the consultant in his enforcement of the dress code, the Muslim surgeon left the hospital.
There is no doubt that we live in a world rife with political correctness….Dr.Rogozov version of the 2013 incident shows just how far political correctness has gone.
He said: “I came into the operating room, where I met the surgeon, a woman shrouded in a Muslim headscarf. I immediately stopped the operation of the hall and asked her to put down her scarf and replace it with the prescribed headgear.”
“After a long discussion held with respect, decency and factual arguments, the surgeon refused and left the operating room. We managed to subsequently find another surgeon who performed the operation.
“After the end of the operating day, other members of the surgical team came to me (in a low voice and with the door closed) to share their concerns about the threat to patient safety.”
Apparently, after this Muslim female surgeon filed a claim alleging racial discrimination and Dr.Rogozov was promptly suspended by the hospital, although Britain’s National Health Service is now investigating the incident.
Writing in a blog post on a Czech website, he added: ‘If the medics in a developed country are afraid to draw attention to threats to patient safety because of accusations of racism, then it is an example of the absurdity of multiculturalism.’
A source last night told The Sun: “Dr.Rogozov won’t tolerate anything that puts patients at risk. It has nothing to do with the medics being Muslims. It’s his fear they let their beliefs come before the patients.”
The surgeon did the right thing standing up for his patient! Contamination is an ongoing and serious threat in our hospitals. Medical protocol comes first!!! All medical staff must be required to wear the correct clothes to prevent unnecessary risk of contamination.