DPAT starts activities for the care of the victims of disaster victims Chiba September 11, 19:08

In Chiba Prefecture, where the impact of Typhoon 15 continues, the disaster dispatch psychiatric team “DPAT” has started to work on the mental care of those affected.

DPAT is a specialized medical team consisting of psychiatric doctors and nurses who have been dispatched after the Great East Japan Earthquake for the purpose of promptly dealing with victims' mental care and mental illness.

Chiba Prefecture will be active for the first time following the damage of Typhoon No. 15, so far, a total of 8 teams and 31 people from the prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, and Shizuoka Prefecture have gathered. We visit patients with psychiatric hospitals in Narita, Inzai, and Yachimata, where support was requested, to check patient status and support treatment.

In the future, if requested, we will also provide care for people with stress in evacuation.

The Chiba Prefectural Welfare Promotion Office for Persons with Disabilities, who is coordinating, says, “The situation of patients seems to be worsening due to power outages and rising temperatures. The