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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Muslims 'refuse anti-MRSA gel'

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.
NHS care assistant Theresa Poupa, 46, became aware of the situation while visiting a sick cousin at the London Chest Hospital in Bethnal Green.
She said: “I could not believe it - the signs are large enough and clear enough but they just took no notice and walked straight onto the ward.
“I was there almost every day for three weeks and I saw it repeated dozens and dozens of times. When I raised the matter with the nursing staff they just shrugged and said that Muslims were refusing to use the gel because it contained alcohol.
“They said they couldn’t force visitors to use the gel and I understand that — but I was astonished that anyone who didn’t wash their hands was allowed onto a ward.
“I know the dangers that bugs like MRSA can cause. They kill hundreds of patients a year.”

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8 Comments:

Blogger heroyalwhyness said...

When they become infected (or infect patients that are relatives) by the germs they fester because of their pious religious hygiene - I'll consider it poetic justice.

Unfortunately, they also spread the bacteria to those who practice sound hygiene in this environment.

Where is security and why aren't they being blocked entry at the point they refuse to cooperate?

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 1:15:00 am  
Blogger Watcher said...

We don't call them Filthy Parasites™ for nothing.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:01:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -

the American Family Association is doing a survey on how Americans feel about Islam. It takes just a minute to fill out. I believe they are sending the results to Congress. Even if you don't agree with this group on other issues it is a chance to make your voice heard. You can acess the survey on this link:

http://www.afa.net/petitions/islam/islam.asp

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:32:00 am  
Blogger USpace said...

Great one, it's goin in, thanks!

.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
never confront Islamists

just let them push you around
change your culture to fit them
.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:57:00 am  
Blogger rexie said...

Murray Devine, head of safety at health watchdog the Healthcare Commission, said: “The solution should be ensuring Muslims have access to soap and water. There’s no substitute for good old fashioned soap and water.”

I thought the whole point was that the alcohol-based gel was more effective in preventing the spread of the killer bacteria.

In any case Ask the Imam has the following:

It is permissible to use products containing synthetic alcohol after Wudhu.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai


So I very much doubt that there are grounds for even the strictest muslim to avoid alcohol-based anti-bacterial products.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 10:16:00 am  
Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

They wipe their asses with their hand, a stone, and a bowl of water, and they have the nerve to walk into a hospital ward without washing their hands?

Dried poop in fingernail cuticles.

eeeew.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:02:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

In case "Anonymous" comes back and wonders why his comment was deleted, I did say because he was using race to make an argument against Islam.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 3:04:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

We're not going to do that here. It's not a matter of political correctness (I don't think anyone could reasonably accuse us of that), it is a matter of truth. Human beings of all ethnicities excel in a open, rights-respecting, capitalistic society. Arabs especially excel in America. But, Islam kills innovation, because Islam is the problem, not race.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 3:07:00 pm  

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