Male nurse treating a female patient

Q: If a lady went to a ladies hospital to give birth and after the ceasarean they needed to dress the stitches. According to the doctor, he sent and experienced male nurse for the dressing with a lady nurse. Is it acceptable or not?

A: As far as possible, the male nurse should not be anywhere near.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)