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Taking Photos in Hospitals in Saudi Arabia can land you in Jail

A photo in the Hospital might get you in trouble: Some of the government hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have now issued regulations under which all those individuals who are caught taking photographs on the premises will be duly prosecuted.


These new orders come in right with the alarming new trend which involved people taking photographs inside the health facilities or hospitals with the sole purpose of having them published or distributed on various social media platforms in order to either defame the hospital/health facility or to point out any shortcomings in their work.

Clear signs have been placed up in a portion of the private healing centers also, which incorporates the King Khalid Eye Specialty Hospital situated in Riyadh. The sources at the Hospital have expressed that every one of those people discovered taking photographs will be punished and their gadgets will likewise be reallocated. 

The sources at the healing center have expressed that every one of the individuals who decline to turn in their gadgets will be managed by the police. A portion of the administration bodies which incorporate the Ministry of Education have as of late reported a comparative choice which forestalls photography inside their offices except if the individual has an official allow.

The anti-information technology Crime Law is comprised of 16 articles and defines a separate punishment for each crime, which starts from a jail term of 1 year and a maximum monetary fine of SAR 500,000 for the minor offences and a minimum jail term of 10 years and a monetary fine of SAR 5 million for the relatively serious offenses.

However, the current law does not provide any official regulation for the confiscation of devices which usually causes criticism from several citizens.

A Selfie inside the Operation Theatre: The Health Department of Makkah has been conducting an investigation into the case of a female official at a hospital located in the region. The female official had violated the regulations by taking a selfie inside of an operating theater while a team of doctors had been performing a surgery.

The executive general of Makah Health Affairs, Dr. Mustafa Baljon had expressed to a nearby media house that the activities of the female advertising at the healing center establish an obvious infringement of the law and it is indispensable that reformatory estimates must be taken against the female authority. 

Cellphones with cameras to be Banned in Hospitals: The Makkah Health Department has additionally issued a round to the majority of the doctor's facilities, requesting them to boycott every single cell phone with cameras within the medicinal rooms, for example, activity theaters and the conveyance rooms. 

A source at the Health Department of Makkah has expressed that the main way someone could take a photo of a doctor's facility is by securing earlier authorization from the specialists at the doctor's facility. 

This will expect them to round out a touch of printed material and submit it to the concerned specialists alongside an assent type of the patient. The source additionally laid awesome weight on the way that the whole procedure ought not include any shooting or photo the body of a patient while they are experiencing any medicinal strategy.

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