Doctors and nurses on cruise ships are not subject to inspection.Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare February 23, 7:12
On May 22, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare inspected personnel on board a cruise ship confirmed to be outbreak of the new coronavirus on a cruise ship that had not been screened for viruses by the national staff involved in the onboard operations. I decided. On the other hand, doctors and nurses who acted closest to the passenger were excluded from the examination, and experts point out that "the possibility of infection cannot be ruled out and the subject should be reviewed."
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare found that most of the employees of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, who worked on board the cruise ship, Diamond Princess, returned to work without being screened for viruses, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare worked on the job on the 22nd. It has been announced that 41 people will be tested for viruses.
On the other hand, he stated that he would not test qualified staff such as doctors and nurses, staff who performed quarantine work, and medical personnel such as DMAT (Disaster Dispatching Medical Team) if they had no symptoms.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the reason for the exemption was "Because healthcare professionals have mastered the technology to prevent infection and take sufficient measures."
However, the infection of one quarantine officer and one DMAT nurse has been confirmed on a cruise ship so far, and Ms. Mitsuo Kaku, a professor at Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University who is familiar with infectious disease control, said, Even so, the possibility of infection cannot be denied, and it is necessary to reexamine the medical examination, including medical personnel. "