Directives issued to Journalists covering news at Hospitals

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[ September 27, 2017 ] It has come to the notice or undersigned (hut press reporters of various news agencies are frequently visiting hospitals and unwarrantedly entering into wards / sections and other critical areas without seeking proper permission from the competent authority that too during crucial rounds and conducting of investigative procedures which has created lot of inconvenience to the consulting physicians while performing their professional duties besides patients too feel harassed. The undue interference of media personnel is detrimental to the outcome of patient care. In the interest of patient care and smooth functioning of institution, it is impressed upon all the Medical Superintendents of Associated Hospitals that they should not allow any journalist to enter the wards or operation theatres especially at the time of ward rounds or management of mass casualties. Any press briefings thai1 are desirable for mass awareness of the public will be conveyed by the concerned Medical Superintendents at appropriate time.