M’sian talent proves that nothing is impossible if effort and dedication are put into it. Dr Farah Roslan, Malaysian-born junior doctor at Royal Derby Hospital in the United Kingdom showed that Malaysians are able to adapt in various working conditions while still being devoted to their faith.
She created UK’s first ever disposable sterile hijab
She is responsible for the introduction of disposable sterile hijabs for use in a United Kingdom hospital trust’s operating theatres. This is the first time that a medical institution in the UK adopting the headscarf.
Farah Roslan got the idea to create sterile hijab during her training
Malaysian-born junior doctor, Farah Roslan now an F2 doctor said that she got the idea during her training as a medical student at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust. It all started when she had concerns of infection on her hijab that she had been wearing throughout the day.
She said she had been using the same headscarf all day which obviously wasn’t clean and ideal. Besides, she didn’t feel comfortable taking it off so she respect the decision of pulling her out from the theatre due to infection control.
So, she seek a solution to overcome the concern
She revealed that prior creating the design and testing fabrics, she had looked to Malaysia for ideas before creating a headscarf design and testing materials. Farah further explained that a middle ground must be found between “dress code due to faith” and the “passion” of working in an operating theatre.
The hijab didn’t cost much
Consultant colorectal surgeon Gill Tierney, Farah’s mentor, said the disposable sterile hijab didn’t cost much. However, NHS England said it would be up to individual trusts to use the hijab
“We know it’s a quiet, silent, issue around theatres around the country and I don’t think it has been formally addressed,” she was quoted saying.
The sterile hijab were available for use earlier this month
Even though her disposable sterile hijab isn’t yet introduced internationally, but the consultant surgeon Gill Tierney, who mentored Farah, hoped that the effect would spread on and be enormous. The junior doctor looks forward to see if it can be endorsed throughout the UK.