New Corona “Restrict Patient Growth and Strengthen Medical Provision System” Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare February 24, 11:47
A meeting of the government's expert meeting on the new coronavirus was held, and Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato provided measures to curb the pace of patient growth and provided medical care in the event that the number of patients would increase significantly in the future. He expressed his urgent need to strengthen the system.
The government's expert meeting on the new coronavirus convened for the third time on the morning of March 24, attended by 14 experts, including Takashi Wakita, director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, who is the chair of the meeting.
At the beginning of the meeting, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato said, "In light of the current outbreak situation in Japan, it is extremely important to control the rate of patient growth as much as possible in order to control future epidemics. It is also a period in which the healthcare provision system needs to be in place in case of a significant increase in healthcare. "
Then, "It is very important to organize measures in anticipation of future developments and clearly show them to the public as a basic policy, and it is exactly the stage where this should be done. I would like to ask you to do so. "
Based on the opinions of experts, the government hastened to formulate a comprehensive basic policy that includes concrete measures such as providing information to the people and businesses, preventing infection spread, and strengthening the medical provision system. We are going to put it together at the headquarters, which is also open to the public.