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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 67, No. 1, 2005, pp. 53-54
Bioline Code: is05012
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 67, No. 1, 2005, pp. 53-54

 en View Point- Mobile phone and the surgeon - Is there a controversy?
Bhattacharya Kaushik

Abstract

Mobile phones have become an inseparable and trusted companion of the surgeons. Recently, West Bengal Government circular barred the use of mobile phones by surgeons inside the operation theatre. Although the use of a mobile phone is restricted in an operation theatre and intensive care units due to its interference with medical electrical equipment, for surgeons it is the most valuable friend at the time of crisis and in critical situations.

Keywords
Mobile phones, electromagnetic interference, short message service

 
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