KP MPA seeks ban over doctors, nurses’ mobile usage at work


PESHAWAR: A call-attention notice was submitted in the provincial assembly on Thursday seeking a debate over the “excessive use” of mobile phones by doctors and nurses during working hours at hospitals.

The call attention notice was submitted by MPA Nighat Orazkzai of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), said a press statement issued here.

Nighat said it had been observed that doctors and nurses were mostly busy on their mobile phones during their duty hours. “This practice is badly affecting the treatment of patients,” she added.

In some cases, Nighat stated, the condition of the patient deteriorated due to the doctors and nurses’ negligence.

Nighat requested the house to hold a debate over the issue and sought a ban on the use of mobile phones by doctors and nurses during duty hours.