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Is banning cell towers near hospitals really a good idea?

Is banning cell towers near hospitals really a good idea?



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    • BMC Orders a Ban on Mobile Towerson Hospitals and EducationalInstitutions
    • Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai TakesDown the Cell Tower at its Hospital
    • Doctors complained deactivation of towers at LilavatiHospital was causing connectivity problems, adversely affecting patient care.
    • Relatives of several patients also complained "noconnectivity" was making it tough for them to contact doctors.
    • People on almost all floors of the hospital building were seen trying to position phones in such a way to catch network.
    • Patients are unable to get in touch with doctors. Doctorsare not able to contact fellow doctors for expert/second opinion. This could seriously impact patient care
    • Relatives of patients have to step out each time to contact a doctor or patient
    • "When I called land line, the doctor was not in his seat.So, the only way to reach him was via cell phone. Tomake a call, we have to go near the exit of the hospital orout.“ - Altaf Khan, friend of a patient
    • "I have been trying to reach my relative to check statusand to know if they need anything. With network at thehospital so poor, I am worried," she said. - Usha Shah , whose son has been admitted to the hospital for an operation, tried for hours to reach a relative who was with her son in vain.
    •  These are not small examples Imagine a loved one losing his life because you could not procure timely medical aid. Simply because there was no network coverage! Technology is designed to ease out situations like these
    • Lets not take these things for granted and think of possible repercussions before we demand for bringing down Cell Towers!