Atsushi Kato "Striving to improve the inspection system" New Coronavirus May 12 13:41
In connection with the review of the guidelines for consultation and consultation for the new coronavirus PCR test, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato emphasizes that he will continue to work to establish a system in which the necessary people can be steadily tested. Did.
Regarding the guidelines for consultation with a public health center and consultation with a medical institution required before undergoing a PCR test, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has canceled the notation of "37 degrees 5 minutes or more fever for 4 days or more", and the specific body temperature is I did not show it, but reviewed it as "when I have symptoms such as breathlessness and high fever".
In a press conference last week, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato said, "There was a misunderstanding that it was used as one criterion for the consultation recipient" over the standard before review, "The word" misunderstanding "is appropriate I have received various suggestions, and I must take it seriously. "
On top of that, Minister Kato said, "Even now that the number of infected people is decreasing, there are some people who say," I still can't see the doctor, I can't receive it. " I would like to make further efforts to develop a wide range of systems, including tests other than PCR tests, so that I can receive the tests properly. "