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7 Medical students of Medical College demand for the use of Hijab inside operating theatres

The hijab controversy that sparked riots in the coastal district of Karnataka has recently sparked an uproar in other states. Now the Hijab controversy has also been heard in Kerala, a neighboring state of Karnataka.

Thiruvananthapuram: A group of seven Muslim students from Thiruvananthapuram Government Medical College has addressed a letter to the principal, expressing concerns about the prohibition of wearing hijab inside the operation theatre.

seven Muslim students have requested permission to wear long-sleeved scrub jackets and surgical hoods, citing their religious beliefs. The letter, signed by one student from the 2020 MBBS batch and six students from the 2018, 2021, and 2022 batches, highlights the challenges faced by hijab-wearing women in maintaining religious compliance and modesty while adhering to hospital regulations.

College principal Dr. Linette J Morris, acknowledged receiving the letter and discussed the practicalities involved. She explained that wearing long sleeves and hoods might not be feasible in the long run due to the need for proper scrubbing procedures and adherence to universal standards for maintaining a sterile environment.

Dr. Morris emphasised the importance of patient safety and stated that a committee comprising surgeons and infection control experts would be convened to address the matter and consider both perspectives.

In recent days in Telangana, A college from Hyderabad denied entry to burqa-clad students and also warned them that they cannot appear for Intermediate Supplementary Examination untill they took of.

READ THIS STORY: Burqa-Clad Students Denied Entry, Forced To Take Off Burqa Before Exams | ‘You can wear whatever you want’ Telangana HM’s Reacts

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