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2019-09-12T19:17:18.516Z

Due to the large-scale power outage associated with Typhoon No. 15, medical institutions in Tateyama City, Chiba Prefecture, were temporarily unable to perform artificial dialysis.



Artificial dialysis resumed at the clinic The medical facility that continues to undergo a power outage is Chiba Tateyama September 13, 4:09

Due to the large power outage associated with Typhoon No. 15, medical institutions in Tateyama City, Chiba Prefecture, temporarily made it impossible to carry out artificial dialysis. . However, there are medical institutions that continue to suffer from blackouts, and medical staff asks for power restoration as soon as possible.

Of these, the clinic “Hara Clinic” in Tateyama City, Chiba Prefecture, is unable to carry out artificial dialysis due to a power outage until 11th. It was.

Since power was restored on the night of the 11th, artificial dialysis was resumed from the 12th, extending the dialysis time to the night, and dialysis was performed on approximately 70 patients.

A 65-year-old man who needed to go three times a week had to travel twice as long to a distant hospital because of a power outage. I'm happy to be able to dialy in nearby. I was talking.

However, there are medical institutions that continue to have power outages in the city, and although a minimum power source is secured by operating a generator, there are places where most of the air conditioning facilities such as air conditioners cannot be used.

Hara Clinic's director, Chairman Toru Hara of the “Abo Medical Association” in the Abo region, including Tateyama City, said, “It is safe to resume dialysis, but there is no change in the last minute situation that supports local medical care. Electricity is restored as soon as possible. I want you to do it. "

Source: nhk

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