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NHK News Chiba Tateyama begins health survey of elderly people in mountainous areas where water outages and power outages continue


In the villages in Tateyama City, Chiba Prefecture, where power outages and water outages continued throughout the entire area, the local government and the Japanese Red Cross Society were ...

Chiba Tateyama September 14, 18:17

Power outages and water outages continued throughout the area, and local governments and Japanese Red Cross medical personnel entered a mountain village in Tateyama City, Chiba Prefecture, where the state of damage was almost unknown. Started.

The field in Tateyama City, Chiba Prefecture, had a power outage and water outage, and it was difficult to connect to the phone.

On the 14th, public health nurses from Tateyama City and Chiba Prefecture, as well as medical personnel from the Japanese Red Cross Society, visited elderly people's houses to investigate their health.

In this village, 40% of the approximately 50 households are elderly people, and although supplies such as water and food have been brought in, power outages and water outages continue to continue, and elderly people will not continue in the future. He complained of anxiety about free life.

Among them, Isao Kato (87) says that he and his wife and daughter couple lived with four people and heard information on the night of the night on a radio at night on the 13th that the power outage would be prolonged.

Mr. Kato said, “I have managed to endure in a hot and humid environment. I am very shocked to know that it will take time to think that it will recover if I put up a little more. It was.

Mr. Kaichi Ishii (94), who lives alone, usually goes out for about 40 minutes one way using an electric cart, but now he refrains from going out and asks his family to carry food. It surpasses the situation that cannot be used.

Mr. Ishii said, “Electric carts are necessary for daily life, and I am worried that if the power failure continues, the battery will run out.

Tateyama City will continue to investigate the elderly and consider what to do if health effects are a concern.

Source: nhk

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