The article was written by John Bercow, the Business Secretary, who is also the Culture Secretary.
He has said that there should be a separate “fiber optics” category for patients.
In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Bercot said: “I think we need to move away from the ‘medical equipment’ thing into the ‘patient’s care’ thing, because the NHS is about people.”
However, he also said that he was “not advocating for medical equipment” but for patients to be able to use it.
The Government has previously said that it will introduce new restrictions on the use of electronic devices such as tablets and smartphones in hospitals, which would mean that people who have had a heart attack or stroke could not use them.
The Government also said it would set up an independent body to oversee the use and regulation of medical devices in hospitals.
In response to the article, Health Minister Peter Hain said: “I have never thought of any particular reason to have a separate category for hospital patients and I would be happy to discuss this in a future government.”
He added: “The Minister has been clear about the importance of ensuring that patients are treated with respect and dignity and that hospitals are equipped with the latest equipment.”
The Department of Health has also said that it will be working to introduce “a new framework” to the NHS, in order to improve the “health and safety of patients, staff and patients and visitors alike”.
We will also be working with NHS England to ensure that hospitals have more capacity to treat patients with less risk of injury.””
The health and safety framework will enable hospitals to better prepare patients and staff for the worst-case scenarios and ensure that they are able to treat their patients in the safest way possible.”
We will also be working with NHS England to ensure that hospitals have more capacity to treat patients with less risk of injury.
“The health of our patients and the health of those who come into contact with them will be our top priorities and we will always make sure our hospitals are able and ready to respond to all emergency situations.”
The new framework will be announced in the coming weeks.
It is not the first time that the Government has faced criticism over its stance on the NHS.
Back in 2014, the Government announced plans to close a “lack of transparency” in the way hospitals deal with patients, following an increase in cases of sepsis.
“If we are going to open up the NHS we have got to open it up to everybody,” Mr Becy said in the same interview.
However, the reforms have been met with opposition from doctors and hospitals, with the Department Of Health saying they will ensure that “the patient is not disadvantaged” in any way.
What are the symptoms of a heart attacks?
An acute attack can cause symptoms that include: a rapid heart rate