- Thursday 7th November 2019, 4:13pm
- 5,230 posts
Quote: Rood Eye @ 7th November 2019, 8:33 AM
I see your point Kenneth and I have considerable sympathy for the feelings of those Muslim men and, indeed, their wives and daughters. It's likely that all of them would feel very uncomfortable if such an examination were the only one the NHS were prepared to offer them.
I suppose Matt Hancock would say to them what he'd say to a patient (or a relative of a patient) who felt that an examination by a doctor of a different race to their own would feel very uncomfortable.
He'd point out that there is no logical or medical reason why the proposed examination should not take place and that the NHS is unwilling to cater to patients' individual prejudices.
Jenkins, I asked what you would say. I'm not interested in what you suppose Hancock's thoughts might be. A bit less of your verbal chicanery, please.