Hospitals, Care Facilities Affected By Disaster

Hospitals, care facilities affected by disaster

Torrential rain in western Japan has left dozens of hospitals and welfare facilities flooded, without power, or lacking water.

The health ministry says, as of 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, at least 23 hospitals were affected by flooding, power outages, and disrupted water supplies in the southwestern prefectures of Kumamoto, Fukuoka and Kagoshima, as well as in the western prefecture of Shiga. Officials say water trucks have been sent to the areas. They also say patients are being moved to nearby facilities.

Hospitals, Care Facilities Affected In Kyushu

Hospitals, care facilities affected in Kyushu

Torrential rains in Japan's southwestern region of Kyushu have left dozens of hospitals and other facilities inundated or without power or water.

Japan's health ministry says at least 22 hospitals in Kumamoto, Kagoshima and Fukuoka prefectures were flooded or had no electricity or water as of 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

Kato: Delivery Of Remdesivir To Hospitals Begins

Kato: Delivery of remdesivir to hospitals begins

Japan's health minister says the government has begun supplying the newly-approved drug remdesivir to medical institutions treating coronavirus patients.

Kato Katsunobu said on Tuesday that delivery of the anti-viral drug provided by its US manufacturer began the day before.

Govt. To Study How Often Hospitals Refuse Patients

Govt. to study how often hospitals refuse patients

Japan's government plans to investigate reports that many hospitals are refusing to admit people suspected of having the coronavirus.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency will survey 52 fire departments in Tokyo and other big cities. The survey will ask them how many times their ambulances have been turned away by four or more hospitals.

Nearly 10% Of Japan Infections Linked To Hospitals

Nearly 10% of Japan infections linked to hospitals

An NHK survey has found that nearly 10 percent of people infected with the coronavirus in Japan are believed to have contracted the pathogen inside hospitals and other medical institutions.

As of Tuesday, the total of confirmed and suspected cases of hospital infections stood at 1,086, across 60 medical institutions nationwide.

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.

Returnees To Be Sent To Hospitals

Returnees to be sent to hospitals

Japanese health ministry officials say passengers on the government-chartered flight will receive medical examinations on board.

The passengers will be divided depending on whether they have such symptoms as coughing and fever.

Ministry To Merge, Reorganize Public Hospitals

Ministry to merge, reorganize public hospitals

Japan's health ministry says the country has too many public hospitals and mergers or reorganizations are needed. The ministry has identified more than 400 such hospitals across the country and says it will work with regional authorities to reduce the number.

Japan has about 1,500 publicly run hospitals and the ministry says many of them have few patients and provide overlapping services.

Hospitals Still Without Power, Water After Typhoon

Hospitals still without power, water after typhoon

Japan's health ministry says more than 24,900 households in Tokyo, Chiba and Shizuoka prefectures still remain cut off from water supplies as of 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Sixty-two hospitals are likely to have been hit by the power outage or water shortage. Ministry officials confirmed that 37 are providing treatment and other services as usual, but they have yet to confirm how the other 25 are coping.

Hitachi And Mig Introduce Mobile Wi-fi Biometric Scanners In Turkish Hospitals

Hitachi and MIG introduce mobile Wi-Fi biometric scanners in Turkish hospitalsHitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) and MIG Int., today announced a roll-out of mobile Wi-Fi scanners that offer convenient mobile identification for the patient at the point of care. The 'BIOMIG' device, based on Hitachi's finger vein authentication technology, has been introduced at several individual private hospitals, hospital groups and dialysis centres in Turkey as well as the Memorial Healthcare Group.

Sony : Extra Life And Playstation Raise More Than $4 Million For Children’s Hospitals

Sony : Extra Life and PlayStation Raise More Than $4 Million for Children’s HospitalsOn November 2nd, 2013, thousands of PlayStation community members helped raise more than $4,000,000 for sick and injured kids at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Together with gamers from around the world, we successfully raised more funds for these kids with Extra Life in 2013, than in the entire five-year history of the event COMBINED.