Hague: Dentist opens night for Ramadan patients
Via De Telegraaf (Dutch):
For the first time in the Netherlands, Peter Thiel, a dentist from the Hague is opening his clinic in the evenings and nights during Ramadan, to enable fasting Muslims to get dental care.
"they can't swallow their own saliva from sunrise to sunset," explains Thiel. "One of my patients told me last week that because of that he didn't want to come for a follow-up appointment. That got me thinking."
After speaking with an imam in the Hague, he decided to open his clinic in the evenings and nights. Muslim who want to, can come to him after sunset. He accepts emergency cases all night.
Thiel says he's doing good business. "What do you expect with so many Muslims in this country?" he says enthusiastically. His colleagues in his clinic are putting in extra hours during the regular hours, leaving him to work in the evenings. "If it's necessary, I'm ready to open up every evening."