-0.6 C
Ljubljana
ponedeljek, 25 januarja, 2021

Doctor Could Be Fired for Asking Muslim Woman to Remove Veil

The 23-year career of a family doctor hangs in the balance after he reportedly asked a Muslim woman to remove a veil covering her mouth, so that he could better understand what she was saying about the condition of her ill child.

The GP, Dr Keith Wolverson, explained that he could not hear the woman properly through her niqab, a veil covering the face from the eyes down, and asked her politely to remove it while she was describing her daughter’s illness.

“I found it difficult to understand what the woman was saying behind her veil, so politely asked her to remove it [as] I needed to hear what was wrong with her daughter so I could offer the safest possible care,” he explained. 

Dr Wolverson said that she had obliged and that there had not been an issue when he initially asked, but half an hour later the woman’s husband arrived at the surgery and lodged a complaint against the doctor with his supervisors.

The husband claimed that his wife had been left in tears by the incident and felt that she had been “victimized and racially discriminated against”.

 

Read MORE

 

Share

Latest news

Naomi Campbell shares her top tip for quitting smoking as she keeps NY resolution

by A.P. The fashion icon has devised a novel way of keeping her mind clear and her lungs busy while also keeping herself far from...

Woman shares ‘creepy’ messages from stranger looking to rent a room from her

by A.P. A woman looking for a roommate was left shocked after she received an explicit message from a complete stranger with a very specific...

World Rally Championship: Sebastien Ogier clinches record eighth Monte Carlo win

by A.P. Sebastien Ogier clinched a record eighth victory at Monte Carlo in the World Rally Championship's season-opening event. The Frenchman led by 13 seconds heading into...

124,000 Illegal migrants entered Europe in 2020 despite COVID-19 lockdowns, EU border agency says

by A.P. The number of illegal migrants who entered the European Union dropped by 13 percent this year, the lowest yearly figure seen since 2013,...

Related news

President Biden says there’s “nothing we can do” about pandemic trajectory

by A.P. President Biden raised eyebrows Friday by declaring that, "there's nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months."...

PM Orban: We need a vaccine, because it means life

By: V4 Agency Hungarian people cannot die simply because Brussels' procurement is slow. We need to get a vaccine, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told...

Generation Identity launches a new mission against illegal migrations in the Pyrenees

By A.S. French Generation Identity has launched a new action against illegal migrations and possible terrorist threats in the Pyrenees Mountains, which borders France and...

Hungarian Justice Minister Varga speaks up against ‘shadow bans’ by social media

by A.P. Following Poland's announcement that it has plans to begin taking anti-censorship action against social media companies that ban lawful content, Hungary is now seeking...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share