In Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, a new transport adjustment system will be introduced during the six months from the death of a baby born prematurely to the 17th due to the lack of a place to accept pregnant women infected with the new coronavirus. We are taking measures such as this, but securing a place to accept babies is an issue.

In Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, in August of last year, a woman in her 30s who was 8 months pregnant and was receiving medical treatment at home after being infected with the new coronavirus could not find a place to accept her and a baby who may be born prematurely. I had a premature birth at home and my baby died.

In response to this, Chiba Prefecture is taking measures such as introducing a system on the Internet that connects hospitals in the prefecture and adjusts the hospitalization destinations all at once when there is no reception destination in the neighborhood.

On the other hand, securing a bed in the NICU = neonatal intensive care unit, which accepts low birth weight infants weighing less than 2500 grams and having a premature birth less than 37 weeks gestation, remains an issue.

A doctor who responded in Kashiwa City in August last year told NHK that "at that time, the facilities to look for were limited because we could only handle newborn babies born small." rice field.

Yoshiteru Ozone, director of the Perinatal Mother and Child Center at Chiba University Hospital, who is familiar with neonatal care, said, "In the area near Tokyo, there are few recipients for the number of pregnant women who are likely to give birth prematurely, and it is not easy to find them." I am.