Wednesday, September 06, 2006


THIS is the latest look coming to our NHS hospitals – a burka-style gown for patients.

Instead of standard issue clothing, women who want to cover up because of their faith are to be offered the striking turquoise garment.

Although welcomed by doctors as a breakthrough to encourage Muslim women to seek treatment, critics last night said the move was "another example of political correctness.
My question -and I'm not the only one- is: does it open and split in the back? If so, I'm afraid that covering the face is not the biggest problem, if you know what I mean...

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