Title: More nuclear response hospitals needed
Date: Monday, February 27, 2012 09:33 +0900 (JST)
Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission says hospitals outside of evacuation zones must be designated as emergency treatment facilities for people exposed to radiation after possible nuclear accidents.
The commission made the recommendation after 5 hospitals near the Fukushima Daiichi power plant failed to function properly in the wake of the nuclear accident in March last year. [...]
The commission says Fukushima Medical University Hospital, which is a core care facility for radiation exposure, was too busy dealing with patients injured in the earthquake and tsunami to properly treat radiation victims. [...]
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Published: February 26th, 2012 at 10:42 pm ET