Woman in burqa turned away from clinic

A 23-year-old Muslim woman from Utrecht who says she was not allowed into a first aid clinic on Christmas Day with her three-month old baby because she was wearing a burqa has submitted a complaint to the equal opportunities committee.

According to media reports on Tuesday, the doctor was prepared to examine the baby with his father but would not allow the mother to be present.
Last year the government announced plans to ban the wearing of burqas in schools and said it might consider bringing in a similar ban for hospital and other healthcare staff.

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