Doctors Want Their Mobile Phones

from the please,-please-let-us-connect dept

There have been some questions lately on why exactly hospitals ban mobile phones. The common reasoning, of course, is that the phones may interfere with medical equipment -- but most medical equipment is pretty well shielded, and there are lots of other items, such as emergency service radios that would seem likely to cause a lot more interference, but don't. So, now, many doctors in the UK are standing up and saying the ban on mobile phones should be dropped. They point out that risks are minimal, and it would make their lives much easier. They also point out (probably quite accurately) that they're positive plenty of people are wandering around hospitals all the time with mobile phones turned on in their pockets, and they don't see why they should be banned. Of course, there are other reasons for keeping mobile phones away from doctors -- such as the fact that they can pick up germs. Good thing there's now a sterilizing phone charger.
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