An urgent national survey found that while there were more than 540 medical institutions nationwide that could accept pregnant women infected with the new coronavirus, about 40% of the medical institutions could handle emergency hospitalizations. ..

Last month, in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, a pregnant woman who had been receiving medical treatment at home after being infected with the new coronavirus gave birth at home without finding a hospital even after her physical condition deteriorated, and the baby who was transported by emergency died. rice field.

In response to this, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare conducted an urgent investigation into prefectures regarding the acceptance system for infected pregnant women.

According to this, as of the 20th of last month, all prefectures answered that they have set up medical institutions that accept infected pregnant women, and the total number of medical institutions that can accept infected women is 544. bottom.

On the other hand, if the mother or foetation is in danger of life due to premature birth or cerebral hemorrhage, 225 medical institutions can be hospitalized immediately, accounting for 41% of the total.

By prefecture,

▽ Chiba prefecture

answered that


medical institutions


▽ Iwate prefecture could handle emergency hospitalization at all 10 medical institutions, while

▽ 3 out of 28 places in Hokkaido,

▽ There were 6 out of 76 locations in Tokyo.

In addition, regarding the system for dispatching doctors from another medical institution when an obstetrician / gynecologist becomes infected and medical treatment becomes difficult,

▽ 36 prefectures have "examined"

▽ Miyagi prefecture, Kyoto prefecture, etc. Nine prefectures answered that they were "under consideration".

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare requires prefectures to always ensure that infected pregnant women can be hospitalized promptly, regardless of the epidemic of the new coronavirus.