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COVID-19: Centre asks states, UTs to allow hospitalised patients use smartphones to interact with family


Though mobile phones are allowed in hospital wards, the missive was issued following some representation from the kin of patients alleging otherwise.

He underlined that administrative and medical teams should be responsive to the psychological needs of patients admitted in COVID-19 wards and ICUs of various hospitals. (Representative image)

The Centre has written to all states and Union Territories stating that smartphones and tablet devices should be allowed for hospitalised COVID-19 patients so that they can interact with family and friends through video conferencing, which would provide them psychological support.

Though mobile phones are allowed in hospital wards, the missive ...


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