When working as a physician at a hospital in Tokyo, Tatsunori Jo often felt it was difficult for foreigners to receive the same level of medical services as Japanese people due to language barriers.
Étiqueté : soins médicaux
In early January, a Tokyo man in his 80s with diabetes tested positive for COVID-19. He soon started to have difficulty breathing. But with hospital beds filling up fast, public health authorities couldn’t immediately place him under medical care. Then he showed moderate signs of recovery, which emboldened officials to decide that he could, after all, remain at home to recuperate — despite the capital’s guidelines saying that those age 70 or older with an underlying condition should in principle be hospitalized.
– Medical staff have stepped up to care for children infected with Covid-19, who are often isolated from their families to protect them from exposure
– Children typically have milder symptoms compared to adults, and usually do not require medical treatment
TOKYO — A hospital in the capital has once again set aside beds normally used by regular inpatients for those infected with the COVID-19 virus in response to instructions by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government following a resurgence of infections.
Yokohama – Doctors in white coats and blue scrubs sat around a conference room table in June, looking up at a colorful slide projected on the wall.
“How is anyone supposed to memorize this?” a doctor sitting in the back asked as Yoshihiro Masui, the director of Yokohama City Seibu Hospital’s critical care center, checked the slides.
KAWASAKI, Japan (Reuters) – Two paramedics jump out the back of an idling ambulance with Tokyo plates, carefully lowering an elderly woman on a stretcher. The patient, her small face covered with an oxygen mask, disappears behind St. Marianna’s automatic doors.
La crainte de la contamination provoque un phénomène d’ostracisation des personnels de santé et de leurs enfants, tandis que les hôpitaux craignent de perdre le reste de leur clientèle en acceptant les patients infectés par le virus.
In the early stages of the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Hubei, China, the local health-care system was overwhelmed. Physicians and nurses who had no infectious disease expertise were recruited to provide care to patients with COVID-19. To our knowledge, no studies on their experiences of combating COVID-19 have been published. We aimed to describe the experiences of these health-care providers in the early stages of the outbreak.