December 4, 2022

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Japan closes the largest COVID-19 treatment facility: only 303 people stay

Japan closes the largest COVID-19 treatment facility: only 303 people stay



 

COVID-19 treatment facility: only 303 people stay at a cost of 6 billion yen (about US$4.8 million).

On May 30. According to Japan’s “Yomiuri Shimbun” report on the 29th, Japan’s largest COVID-19 temporary medical facility “Osaka COVID-19 Virus Rehabilitation Center” will be officially closed at the end of May. The center, located in Osaka, Japan, cost about 6 billion yen to build and has 1,000 beds inside.

However, according to Japanese media, due to the misjudgment of the Japanese government, the convalescent center was only used by 70 people at most a day, and only received 303 people in total.

 

Japan closes the largest COVID-19 treatment facility: only 303 people stay

 

According to reports, this recuperation center opened in late August 2021, when there were successive incidents in Japan where people diagnosed with the COVID-19 died while recuperating in their own homes.

In the admission procedure, the patient is not arranged by the health department, but the patient must take the initiative to apply to the local government.

 

Since the opening of the convalescent center, the number of home convalescents in Osaka Prefecture has continued to increase, reaching 75,805 at one point on February 16.

However, due to various reasons, only a very small number of patients applied for admission to the convalescent center, resulting in a large number of medical resources being underutilized. Up to now, 18 prefectures in Japan have opened 53 convalescent facilities with a total of 3,265 beds.

 

 

Japan closes the largest COVID-19 treatment facility: only 303 people stay

(source:internet, reference only)


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