Regarding measures against the new corona, Prime Minister Kishida requested Governor Koike of Tokyo and Governor Yoshimura of Osaka Prefecture to add about 1000 beds in total in Tokyo and Osaka in order to ensure the acceptance of inpatients. However, he expressed his intention that the government would fully support the securing of necessary medical personnel.

Following a meeting with Governor Koike of Tokyo at the Prime Minister's Office on the afternoon of the 9th, Prime Minister Kishida also exchanged opinions online with Governor Yoshimura of Osaka Prefecture.

In this, Prime Minister Kishida commented on the infection status of the new corona, saying, "Although the speed of infection spread is gradually slowing down, the number of infected people is still a large number. There is a risk that the number of severely ill people will increase later. Therefore, we must continue to respond with a sense of tension. "

On top of that, as the usage rate of beds is rising, he said that he would set up temporary medical facilities in Tokyo and Osaka to make sure that inpatients were accepted, and that a total of about 1000 beds would be added.

He requested that he secure 660 beds in Tokyo and 350 beds in Osaka, respectively, and expressed his intention that the government would fully support the securing of necessary medical personnel.

In addition, he explained that he had set a goal of 1 million times a day for the third inoculation of the new corona vaccine, accelerated the sending of inoculation tickets in cooperation with municipalities, and became a so-called "essential worker". We asked for your cooperation in advancing the vaccination.

Governor Koike Turns part of the accommodation facility into a temporary medical facility

Governor Koike met with Prime Minister Kishida at the Prime Minister's Office on the 9th, and requested clarification of the national response policy according to the characteristics of Omicron strains, and early securing and supply of test kits and vaccines.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Kishida said about the infection situation in Tokyo, "I know that the speed of spread is gradually slowing down, but the number of infected people is very large, and the number of seriously ill people is increasing late. There is also a risk of doing so. "

In addition, in order to ensure the acceptance of inpatients, the government will support the securing of necessary human resources by increasing the number of temporary medical facilities, such as by converting accommodation facilities in the city.

After the meeting, Governor Koike told reporters, "In order to maintain a medical care provision system for elderly people at high risk of aggravation and pregnant women with anxiety, we will set up 660 temporary medical facilities. Will add medical functions to accommodation facilities such as "East Tower Shinagawa Prince Hotel". "

In addition, the former Tokyo Women's Medical University East Medical Center in Arakawa Ward will be developed as a base for medical care and long-term care for the elderly, and a new facility will be set up to support in collaboration with the attending physician of pregnant women, which will be opened sequentially from the middle of this month. I made it clear.

Chief Cabinet Secretary "I will do my best to support prefectures and municipalities."

Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno said at a press conference in the afternoon, "I know that at the meeting, we talked about measures based on the characteristics of Omicron strains and the establishment of temporary medical facilities. From Prime Minister Kishida, the government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government As a new project to cooperate with each other, the city will secure a temporary medical facility, and the government will fully support the securing of human resources. Also, accelerate the efforts for the third vaccination of the vaccine. I asked the city to do it. "

He added, "The government will continue to do its utmost to support the governor of Tokyo, as well as prefectures and municipalities, who are working hard on the front lines."