Title: Namie doctor refuses to abandon residents
Source: Kyodo News
Author: Tomomi Miura
Date: June 14, 2013
Shunji Sekine, 71, opened a temporary clinic in early May in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, to examine residents who began visiting their homes after evacuating the coastal town during the 2011 nuclear disaster. [...]
He said many of his patients used to be robust farmers with powerful voices but are now unable to stand without the assistance of family members. Some even need wheelchairs.
“They look depressed and completely different from how they were before the accident,” he said, adding that he feels a strong need to establish a rehabilitation facility for them.
“Since many patients are stressed out, let’s treat each of them as individual human beings,” Hayato Shiga, a 25-year-old nurse employed by Sekine, recalled the doctor saying during his job interview. [...]
Published: June 14th, 2013 at 11:50 am ET