HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


Suga Seeks Medical Community's Cooperation on Vaccinations

Suga Seeks Medical Community's Cooperation on Vaccinations

   Tokyo, April 30 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday asked the medical community for cooperation in accelerating vaccinations against the novel coronavirus.
   Suga made the request at a meeting with Toshio Nakagawa, head of the Japan Medical Association, and Toshiko Fukui, chief of the Japanese Nursing Association, at the prime minister's office. Japan currently faces shortages of medical workers for vaccinations.
   The government "will prepare an environment facilitating cooperation" from the medical society, Suga said. Nakagawa and Fukui vowed to offer full-scale cooperation.
   To secure medical staff for vaccinations, Suga specifically pledged to take such measures as substantially increasing rewards for workers engaging in vaccinations on holidays and at night, as well as providing support to medical institutions that dispatch doctors and nurses for mass inoculations.
   Suga explained the government's plan to set up large vaccination centers managed by the Self-Defense Forces in Tokyo and Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, in late May to back up local authorities' vaccination work.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
PM Suga Apologizes for Leaving Construction Workers Exposed to Asbestos
ECONOMY
Tokyo Forex (5 P.M.): U.S. Dollar=108.97-98 Yen; Euro=1.2201-2203 Dollars
SPORTS
Angels' Ohtani Hits MLB-Leading 13th Home Run in Game against Indians
OTHER
2nd Set of Copies of Ino Tadataka's "Small Maps" of Japan Found

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos