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Allow Muslim nurses to wear hijab -GHS

chronicle January 4, 2019


The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has directed all managers of nurses to desist from intimidating their Muslim colleagues for putting on the hijab, saying the practice is against government policy directive.

Hijab, is a piece of cloth female Muslims use to cover their head through to the shoulders, but leaves space for the eyes and nose.

In a letter dated December 3, 2019, signed by Dr Charity Sarpong, Regional Director of Health Services, Greater Accra, he said that the directive followed reports on social media on the issue.

According to the letter, nurses wearing hijab were being asked to remove them or not allowed to work in Ghana Health Services (GHS) facilities in the region.

“Heads of BMCs are by this letter directed to instruct their respective Nurse Managers to desist from any such practice, as it contravenes government policy directive which gives approval to the wearing of Hijab,” the letter read.

By Maxwell Ofori / www.thechronicle.com.gh

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