PESHAWAR – Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has taken an unprecedented step in government hospitals.
PTI government has banned staff at public health facilities from using smartphones and tablets.
Minister of Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa issued a notification on Tuesday that states staff use their smartphone and electronic devices indiscriminately, resulting in compromise on services which leads to ethical, technical and practical issues at workplaces.
The notification further states that services are neglected most of the time during the use of smartphones. “This creates a lot of frustration in patients and their accompanying attendants against health care professionals and public sector facilities.”