A Tokyo countermeasures headquarters meeting was held to discuss countermeasures after the position of the new corona under the Infectious Diseases Law was shifted to "Type 5", and while free tests were stopped, temporary medical facilities for the elderly continued. , We confirmed that we will focus on people with a high risk of aggravation.
On the 14th, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government held a new corona countermeasures headquarters meeting to discuss measures after the status of the Infectious Diseases Act was moved to ``Type 5'' on May 8th.
As a result, it was confirmed that PCR tests and antigen tests, which have been available for free until now, will be terminated, and that the isolation of infected people will no longer be necessary for accommodation facilities, and will be abolished in principle.
On the other hand, in addition to continuing to operate the temporary medical facilities set up for the elderly, the elderly facilities will continue to conduct examinations of staff, etc., with a focus on people at high risk of becoming seriously ill. is.
In addition, the necessary supplementary budget will be appropriated for vaccinations, outpatient medical expenses, and the cost of securing dedicated hospital beds, which have been fully borne by the government, and will be handled in accordance with the government's policy on the medical provision system in the future. I will continue to do so.
A supplementary budget proposal that includes approximately 177.5 billion yen for these measures by the end of June will be deliberated at the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly starting on the 15th.
Along with the transition to category 5, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has established a "Fever Consultation Center" for those who have symptoms and do not have a family doctor, and "Uchisapo" and "Follow-up Centers" for those who are recuperating at home. We will integrate the consultation desks of the above, and will respond to consultations when you have a fever at the newly opened "New Coronavirus Infectious Disease Consultation Center".
The examination and medical treatment system
The metropolitan government will respond to the cost of testing for the new coronavirus and the cost of outpatient medical care based on a uniform nationwide policy determined by the government.
In addition, in order to prevent the infection of people with a high risk of becoming seriously ill, medical institutions, facilities for the elderly, facilities for the disabled, special support schools, etc. will continue to conduct PCR tests and antigen tests for facility staff, while kindergartens, kindergartens, Nursery school, elementary school, junior high school, and high school will end.
In addition to free PCR tests and antigen tests, we will also end the free distribution of test kits for people who are suspected of being in close contact.
On the other hand, regarding the 600,000 test kits secured by the Tokyo metropolitan government, we will continue to have a system for emergency distribution in preparation for the spread of infection in the future.
The medical delivery system
The metropolitan government says it will respond to medical expenses when hospitalized and the cost of securing beds based on a uniform nationwide policy determined by the government.
In addition, we will continue to review the details of securing nursing care personnel and supporting the cost of infection prevention measures in hospitals so that more medical institutions can treat patients.
On the other hand, the provision of special work allowances and support for securing accommodation for medical workers will end.
Regarding hospitalization adjustments, we will continue to target people with a high risk of severe illness, such as dialysis patients, pregnant women, and those with underlying diseases.
We will also continue to operate the eight “medical support facilities for the elderly” in Tokyo and the “oxygen and medical care provision station” in Tachikawa City.
In addition, about 4,000 rooms of accommodation and medical treatment facilities will be abolished for isolation purposes, and only facilities for pregnant women will remain.
Home care system
With the transition to Category 5, the metropolitan government has decided to end the operation of the "Positive Person Registration Center," which allows people to register online if they are mildly ill and have a low risk of testing positive.
In addition, health observations conducted by public health centers and medical institutions for infected people will be completed, and consultations when fever occurs will be handled at the newly opened "New Coronavirus Infectious Disease Consultation Center".
In addition, the food delivery service that secured 370,000 meals and the loan of 430,000 pulse oximeters will be terminated.
On the other hand, in order to reduce the burden of medical care such as emergency and outpatient services, the "temporary online fever treatment center" that operates on holidays and at night on weekdays, and to protect high-risk patients such as the elderly, It is said that the home visit system to the facility will continue.
Medicines, vaccines etc.
The metropolitan government will respond based on a nationwide uniform policy decided by the government regarding how to pay for therapeutic drugs and vaccines, which are currently fully funded by public funds, and the operation of large-scale vaccination venues. .
In addition, regarding the grasp of the infection status, we will shift from the current "total grasp" that reports all infected people to a "fixed point grasp" that reports to designated medical institutions in advance.
On the other hand, it is said that genome analysis etc. to investigate whether new mutant strains have occurred will continue.