People’s Daily Online, Tokyo, June 5. According to the Asahi Shimbun, Japan is currently suffering from the “seventh wave of the epidemic”, and the pressure on first aid and fever clinics of medical institutions in various places has doubled. Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Shigeryuki Goto appealed on August 4 that mildly ill patients under the age of 65 and without underlying diseases should not rush to the hospital for treatment. Regarding the issue of controlling the number of patients seeking medical treatment, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare on July 22 asked all localities to reduce the number of outpatients who are asymptomatic and only to check for infection. This time, it has put forward a further request based on that.
Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Shigeruyuki Goto attended the press conference. (Photo source: “Asahi Shimbun”)
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare previously quoted the contents of a statement on emergency care and fever clinics issued by the Japanese Society of Infectious Diseases and other relevant institutions on August 2. Its main purpose is that if it is a patient under the age of 65 with mild symptoms, no underlying disease, and non-pregnant women, do not rush to the hospital for treatment. At the same time, do not call an ambulance unless your condition deteriorates significantly, you lose consciousness, or you are in pain with even a little movement.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has issued notices to the prefectural governments of the prefectures and prefectures with reference to the above-mentioned situation, and requested that it be widely advertised to the public. Goto Shigeruyuki said: “To make full use of limited medical resources to allow those in need to receive treatment as much as possible, we also need the full support of all citizens.” (Compiler: Xu Wenjin Reviewer: Chen Jianjun)