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Japan plans to increase the number of hospital beds

28.09.2021 39 просмотров

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare plans to issue a directive as early as this week urging prefectures to provide more hospital beds for COVID-19 patients and take other necessary measures.


The department said they would ask prefectures to set up temporary medical facilities for those infected people who cannot get to hospitals. It is also planned to call for more careful monitoring of those who are in self-isolation in order to quickly respond to sudden changes in their condition. health.

The purpose of the directive is to prepare for the next wave of coronavirus infection. The ministry believes that it will be difficult to dramatically increase the number of hospital beds for coronavirus patients in the future.

Japan is currently experiencing the fifth wave of the pandemic. At the time of the crisis, more than 130,000 cases across the country were in self-isolation at home, according to NHK. Hospital beds were in short supply both in and around Tokyo itself and in the southern prefecture of Okinawa.

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