After flak from Oppn, Uttar Pradesh withdraws ban on phones in COVID-19 wards

After flak from Oppn, Uttar Pradesh withdraws ban on phones in COVID-19 wards

Lucknow: After going through flak from the Opposition over its controversial order banning cellphones utilization by coronavirus COVID-19 sufferers inside isolation ward of COVID-19 hospitals within the state, the Uttar Pradesh authorities led by Yogi Adityanath on Sunday (May 24) withdrew the ban. 

In a round issued on Sunday afternoon, the state authorities has now allowed sufferers to hold their telephones in isolation wards after making the disclosure to the officers involved. The cell phone and the charger might be completely disinfected earlier than the affected person enters the ward. The affected person won’t be allowed to share the cell phone with another affected person. At the time of being discharged, the cell phone and charger will once more be disinfected by the well being staff.

Earlier within the day,  the Yogi Adityanath authorities in Uttar Pradesh banned COVID-19 sufferers from preserving cellphones inside isolation wards of hospitals within the state. As per the regulation, sufferers admitted in devoted L-2 and L-Three COVID hospitals had been now not allowed to take cellphones together with them within the isolation wards as a way to examine the unfold of the an infection.

The order, issued by the state authorities late on Saturday evening, mentioned two cellphones can be obtainable with the ward in-charge of the COVID-19 care centres in order that sufferers can communicate to their relations and administration if required.

The order was issued by KK Gupta, Director General Medical Education, and all involved officers and administrators of devoted COVID-19 hospitals have been knowledgeable about it.

“To facilitate the communication between COVID-19 patients admitted in clinics, with their family members, or anyone else, ensure that two dedicated mobile phones while adhering to infection prevention norms, are kept with ward in-charge of COVID care centre,” the order mentioned.

The transfer was slammed by former state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party. Taking a dig on the ruling occasion, the Samajwadi Party mentioned in a tweet that the transfer to ban cellphones is an try by the state authorities to hide its shortcomings and numerous loopholes in its preparations for treating the COVI-19 sufferers.

Akhilesh Yadav’s occasion then demanded the UP authorities to instantly cancel the order banning cellphones inside COVID-19 hospitals within the state.

According to the newest knowledge obtainable on the web site of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Uttar Pradesh now has 5,735 circumstances of Corona positive sufferers and the numbers have been rising steadily for the previous ten days.

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