Lucknow, May 24 : Questions have been raised after the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh banned Corona patients from keeping mobile phones inside isolation wards of COVID-19 hospitals in the state. State Director General Medical Education, K.K. Gupta, who issued the order, has informed all concerned officials and directors of dedicated COVID hospitals about the decision.
The order says patients admitted in dedicated L-2 and L-3 COVID hospitals will no longer be allowed to take mobile phones along with them in the isolation wards in order to check the spread of the infection. According to an order issued by the state government late on Saturday night, two mobile phones will now be available with the ward in-charge of the COVID care centres so that patients and talk to their family members and administration if required. (UNI)