Disaster base hospital blackouts Some restrictions on outpatient treatment with in-house power generation Chiba September 9, 16:33
The Chiba Cardiovascular Center in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, is affected by a power outage and maintains its functions through in-house power generation, while limiting the acceptance of some outpatients.
The Chiba Cardiovascular Center in Tsurumai, Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture is designated as a disaster base hospital, but it was cut off at about 4am on the 9th. For this reason, power is supplied by in-house power generation, such as oxygen cylinders and infusions, where electricity is required to maintain the patient's life, electronic charts, and some lighting in the examination room.
On the other hand, since air conditioning such as cooling cannot be used, the hospital has taken measures such as restricting some outpatient visits as the indoor temperature rises.
According to the hospital, there were about 280 outpatient appointments on the 9th, but it was limited to patients who needed urgent treatment.
An 88-year-old man from Ichihara City said, “I have to get my heart medicine once every three months, but it ’s about to run out of medicine today. I was talking. "
Hirokazu Murayama, director of the Chiba Cardiovascular Center, said, “The power outage at the medical site is extremely troublesome. I just pray to do it. "
In hospitals, if the power outage continues, it will partially limit the patient's response for 10 days.