Rabat - One among many; there is a new victim of Islamophobia in France. A veiled woman who suffers from hypotension visited her doctor’s office to only find a physician who refused to treat her.
Rabat – One among many; there is a new victim of Islamophobia in France. A veiled woman who suffers from hypotension visited her doctor’s office to only find a physician who refused to treat her.
The doctor, who was substituting for the woman’s normal physician, showed unprofessional behavior by prescribing antihypertensive medication for the patient who already suffers from low blood pressure. Furthermore, the substitute doctor asked the women to pay 23 euros.
The veiled lady refused to pay, and insisted on getting the right medication. However, the doctor in charge simply tore the prescription and claimed that she “disliked veiled women”.
Moreover, the patient dared the doctor to repeat herself in front of a camera. The doctor shook it off by advising the patient to sue her if she ever wants to get the media’s attention for her case.
As a consequence of this humiliation, the patient filled a lawsuit against the doctor. However, the public prosecutor of Chambéry showed no reaction. The doctor claimed that the patient showed aggressive behavior, while the patient proclaimed that she was assaulted verbally by the doctor who “no longer want to see veiled women in France”.
Another doctor testified that this is only one case among many who complain about the unprofessionalism of this doctor.