Among those who died of cancer last year, 40 people nationwide are believed to have been delayed in treatment due to financial difficulties, etc., according to an organization created by medical institutions. ..
This survey was conducted by the Japan Federation of Democratic Medical Institutions, which is made up of hospitals and clinics nationwide, and targeted at approximately 700 medical institutions.
According to this, among those who died of illness in the last year, 20 people who are considered to have been delayed in treatment due to financial difficulties or delinquent national health insurance premiums and no insurance card. There were a total of 40 people in all prefectures.
63% of the causes of death are "cancer", and it is conspicuous that people who were so bad that surgery was difficult at the time of seeing a medical institution.
In addition, 35% of the total were in debt, and 20% were forced to lose their income or be unemployed due to the effects of the new coronavirus.
According to the Japan Federation of Democratic Medical Association, which conducted the survey, "Corona sickness is chasing the economically unstable people such as non-regular employment. It is necessary to establish a system to receive the benefits. "
Some people lost their income due to corona and refused to be hospitalized
Some people who died late in treatment suddenly lost their income due to the spread of the new coronavirus.
According to the Japan Federation of Democratic Medical Association, a male dental technician in his 60s had been vomiting repeatedly since around August last year, but his income was reduced and his life was poor, so he was refraining from seeing a medical institution.
After that, the symptoms did not subside, and when I visited the clinic the following month, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
In addition, a man in his 50s who had diabetes taught Japanese to foreigners, but the number of students decreased due to the corona sickness and he lost his income.
He was ill and was taken to an emergency room and was strongly advised to be hospitalized by a medical institution, but refused to say "I don't have the money" and then found his family dead at home.