Muslim nurse denied letter by Ghana Health Service over hijab

Muslim nurse denied letter by Ghana Health Service over hijab

A young Muslim lady posted to the Greater Accra Regional office of the Ghana Health Service, has been denied placement because she refused to take off her hair covering otherwise known as hijab.

The said lady (name withheld) received an attachment letter from her school to the Ghana Health Service Accra office where it was to be endorsed for her.

According to reports, she was told by the officials at the office that they would only give her an endorsement if she took off her hijab.

Muslim nurse denied letter b Ghana Health Service over hijab
Source: UGC

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She however refused to heed to their directive and she was consequently denied her letter.

According to her, all her other Muslim colleagues who complied with their directive were given their letters.

An influential journalist, Zainab Issah, who followed up the development to the Ghana Health Service was directed to the Health Ministry where she was finally informed there was no such directive that Muslim ladies had to take off their hijab.

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Following this revelation, the lady was still refused a letter of posting by the Ghana Health Service.

The lady was asked to go to her place of attachment where her name had already been captured on the introductory letter sent by the Health Service.

Upon arrival, she discovered that her name was not part of the names available, as her name had been cancelled from the list.

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Some social media users have since gotten ager at the Ghana Health Service after the news was broke

Mawuli urged the individual involved to a human rights lawyer to fight her case

Muraf described it as unfair, as most Muslim women are denied a lot of opportunities because they wear hijabs

Hamidu said the person at the centre of this controversy should be punished.

Kamira wants someone Muslim ladies could contact in times like this

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