From a comment on this article:
When contacted, a hospital spokesperson: “Good afternoon, we thank you for the information. We have been informed of this story. The hospital or any other organization belonging to the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de Montréal does not broadcast religious messages of any sort.”
The source on this story is well known to me. She heard the first 2 lines of the call to prayer at the time listed below for this prayer session. There are all kinds of possibilities that may account for this discrepancy. The hospital may not be aware of it. It could have been someone’s personal device playing it as an alarm. It could have been coming from a room and not over the PA. But the report I got from a known source is that she “heard it on the PA system.”
I just received a call from someone who is visiting the hospital who heard the first two sentences of the Islamic call to prayer on the hospital PA system at exactly 12:51 today.
Prayer times in picture are from this site.