Tokyo Doctor Fears Hospitals Could Be Overwhelmed

Tokyo doctor fears hospitals could be overwhelmed

A doctor at a Tokyo medical institution for infectious diseases says he fears the capital's hospitals will not be able to treat the growing number of coronavirus patients.

The Tokyo metropolitan government began moving people with mild symptoms to hotels on Tuesday to free up hospital beds for the seriously ill.

Doctor On Diamond Princess Describes His Work

Doctor on Diamond Princess describes his work

A Japanese doctor dealing with the new coronavirus outbreak on the cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo has described his work on board.

Doctor Mineo Matsubara has been on the Diamond Princess since February 13 as a member of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team, or DMAT.

Doctor Hopes To Make Hiv Drug Usable Soon

Doctor hopes to make HIV drug usable soon

A Japanese doctor at a national research institute says he hopes that an HIV drug that is being tested to treat people infected with the new coronavirus will be approved for clinical use as soon as possible.

Norio Ohmagari, the director of the Disease Control and Prevention Center in Tokyo, says the anti-AIDS drug is being used on a trial basis at medical institutions in many countries. He points out that the drug was used overseas to treat SARS and MERS patients in the past.

2nd Doctor In Wakayama Has New Coronavirus

2nd doctor in Wakayama has new coronavirus

NHK has learned that a second doctor at a hospital in Wakayama Prefecture in western Japan has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

The surgeon, who is in his 50s, works at Saiseikai Arida Hospital, where another doctor in his 50s and a patient in his 70s have both tested positive. The development makes the surgeon the third case in the prefecture.

Doctor Talks Treatment Of Coronavirus Patients

Doctor talks treatment of coronavirus patients

A Japanese doctor who treated two patients infected with the new coronavirus says as there is no cure for the disease he provided them with proper nourishment and rest, and then waited for their recovery.

Tsunehiro Shimizu, Director of the infectious diseases department at Kyoto City Hospital, treated a female student in her 20s who had returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan, her hometown, and a Chinese man in his 20s who attended to tourists at a shop in Kyoto, western Japan.

Japanese Doctor Infected With New Coronavirus

Japanese doctor infected with new coronavirus

A doctor at a hospital in the western Japanese prefecture of Wakayama has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

The prefectural government has asked the hospital to stop accepting new patients. It will ask all inpatients to undergo testing and stay at the hospital.

Doctor Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Doctor tests positive for coronavirus

Authorities in Wakayama Prefecture, in western Japan, say a male doctor in his 50s living there has been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus.

Aside from 218 cases from the cruise ship, 31 people have tested positive in Japan, including 12 people who were evacuated on chartered flights arranged by the government.

Doctor: Symptoms Mild, But Caution Needed

Doctor: Symptoms mild, but caution needed

A doctor who treated people infected with the new coronavirus says symptoms are relatively mild but measures should be taken to protect vulnerable people.

Satoshi Kutsuna of Japan's National Center for Global Health and Medicine spoke to NHK about his experience treating five patients.

Abe Honors Doctor Killed In Afghanistan

Abe honors doctor killed in Afghanistan

Japanese medical doctor and aid worker Tetsu Nakamura has been posthumously honored for his humanitarian work in Afghanistan.

On Friday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe handed a letter of appreciation to Nakamura's family for his contributions to Afghanistan's development.

Japanese Govt Honors Doctor Killed In Afghanistan

Japanese govt honors doctor killed in Afghanistan

The Japanese government plans to honor the late medical doctor and aid worker Tetsu Nakamura, who was killed in Afghanistan in early December.

The government decided at a cabinet meeting on Monday to award Nakamura the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, for his achievements in Afghanistan.

Funeral Held For Slain Japanese Doctor

Funeral held for slain Japanese doctor

People in Japan are bidding farewell to a doctor who was killed last week in Afghanistan. More than 1,300 people attended a funeral for Tetsu Nakamura in his home prefecture of Fukuoka.

Nakamura was a humanitarian and an inspirational figure who worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan for decades, first as a doctor and then building irrigation systems.

Doctor Killed In Afghanistan Bonded With Locals

Doctor killed in Afghanistan bonded with locals

A survivor of an attack in Afghanistan that killed Tetsu Nakamura has told NHK the Japanese doctor had been working closely with the local community.

Nakamura, from Japan-based NGO Peshawar-kai, was shot in the ambush on Wednesday in Jalalabad in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar.

Body Of Slain Japanese Doctor On Way Home

Body of slain Japanese doctor on way home

The body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian who was shot dead in Afghanistan is expected to arrive in Japan on Sunday evening.

Tetsu Nakamura died on Wednesday after being ambushed by a group of unidentified gunmen in the city of Jalalabad in the eastern province of Nangarhar.