Muslim doctor in the UK invents disposable hijab
- Muslim doctor took inspiration from Malaysian headscarves for disposable hijab
- Disposable hijab provides solution to infection control concerns
A Muslim doctor named Dr. Farah Roslan, currently working in the Royal Derby Hospital has invented a disposable hijab for all the Muslim female doctors. She invented to follow their religion and their passion for being a doctor.
With this invention, the Royal Derby Hospital has become the first medical institution in the UK to adopt disposable hijabs for its Muslim female doctors. Dr. Farah who introduced the disposable hijabs termed the invention, “a result of needing to find a middle ground between Muslim dress code and the passion of being in the operating room”.
Expressing her happiness on the invention she said, “I am so happy my vision has become a reality and that these headscarves are now available for all of the staff”.
Her mentor, Miss Tierney, a colorectal surgeon, said the hijab is a “quiet issue around operating theatres across the country” that has not been formally addressed. “It hasn’t cost much and hopefully the effect will be enormous.”
Talking to BBC Radio Derby, Dr. Roslan said the disposable headscarves provide a solution to infection control concerns relating to hijabs. which are typically worn throughout the day.
“I’d been using [the same headscarf] all-day which obviously wasn’t clean and ideal. I didn’t feel comfortable taking it off and I was pulled out from the theatre, respectfully, due to infection control.”
Dr. Roslan looked to Malaysia, her country of birth, for inspiration. Dr. Farah also revealed her inspiration for disposable headscarves. Roslan said that “I’m really happy and looking forward to seeing if we can endorse this nationally,”