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The Nuclear Regulation Authority has decided to reinforce Japan’s medical preparedness against nuclear disasters, since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis revealed that the existing system is insufficient in a situation when many people are facing radiation exposure.

The NRA plans to designate hospitals that will be in charge of radiation contamination checkups and medical treatment of individuals with minor symptoms, while increasing the number of institutions that will handle seriously ill patients.

The existing system places a priority on dealing with a small number of patients with severe symptoms, as it was established after the accident at JCO Co. in 1999 that killed two workers.
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Government to improve medical care response to nuclear accidents (Asahi Newspaper)

 


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