Camera phones to be banned from government hospitals

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Camera phones to be banned from government hospitals

Post by newcastle »

Perhaps photography in hospitals poses a health risk :urm:

Or is it to protect privacy? Too many patients taking selfies? Who knows? :ni: :tk

Informed sources revealed that government hospitals have begun implementing the Ministry of Health’s decision to prevent the entry of mobile phones into hospitals, confirming that the decision has come into effect in isolation hospitals, especially intensive care rooms, explaining that the decision included doctors , medical staff and patients, in order to protect the privacy of patients and doctors inside Isolation rooms.

The sources confirmed to Al-Watan, that the decision was received by a number of hospitals at the level of the Republic, and security departments in hospitals began to implement it by preventing any mobile phone from entering patients, and inspecting all items before entering the patients and preventing the infiltration of any of their companions during the current and future period according to the decision.

For his part, Dr. Karim Misbah, a member of the Doctors Syndicate, said that the decision to photograph inside the hospital has reached many hospitals, and some have not yet reached them, describing the decision as "illogical," according to him, and that it will be difficult to implement for doctors.

The member of the Doctors Council added, in exclusive statements to Al-Watan, that applying the decision to doctors will not be useful, especially since doctors use their phones to send x-rays and analyzes for a number of patients to reduce movements in the hospital and between its various departments.

He continued: "As for applying the decision to patients, especially in intensive care, it will be logical, especially as it will reduce inconvenience in the room." He pointed out that at the same time, phones that are without cameras can be allowed to enter. The patient who is in isolation can communicate with his family and family, especially since they are prevented from visiting him.

And the General Authority for Health Insurance had issued a decision stipulating not to photograph inside hospitals, whether it was photographic, video, or any other type of photography, and whoever violated this would expose himself to legal accountability in accordance with the decision.

The decision is based on the instructions of Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, and also included the decision not to allow the presence of mobile phones for patients in the intensive care departments for any reason.

(Google translation)

https://m.elwatannews.com/news/details/ ... ZbBhvyF2Vg

I’m surprised that any patient in intensive care is in a fit enough state to wield a camera or phone ....whilst, as mentioned, doctors might find it useful to be able to communicate quickly with colleagues and send them photos.

Maybe there’s some other reason..... :tk



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Re: Camera phones to be banned from government hospitals

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Maybe cause of this:

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/0 ... p-j01.html

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Re: Camera phones to be banned from government hospitals

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Truly horrible😢

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That video deserves a warning, Mr Keefy. It's very distressing to watch!

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I heard from a source that the perpetrator was arrested for taking and publishing such a video and the authorities attacked the hospital staff for 'deserting' their posts.

Just about sums it up.

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