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A hospital at an immigrant-populated suburb of Amsterdam is offering counseling to its Muslim diabetic patients who want to observe the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

"We have 1,400 patients. Half are immigrants, of which 60 percent are Moroccan and the rest are from Turkey and Surinam," Eelco Meesters, head of the specialist diabetes unit at Slotervaartziekenhuis hospital, told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Tuesday, September 2.

Every year, the hospital, which lies in the Slotervaart suburb of Amsterdam which with a large Muslim population, calls its Muslim patients into the clinic a few days before the start of Ramadan to re-arrange the dosage.

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