From a survey conducted by the local hospital association, it became clear that 12% of the full time medical doctors who worked at the hospitals in Fukushima Prefecture have retired voluntarily. That means 125 doctors less in Fukushima Prefecture’s hospitals.
The number of nurses who retired also rose, 407 of them
– which means 5% (form 42 hospitals) –
it is believed to have retired because they had to evacuate. As a consequence, a part of the clinical departments and the night emergency medical service in the prefecture’s hospitals are inactive.
The survey was made by the end of July to check the conditions in which the doctors work in the prefecture. It was conducted in 127 hospitals
– from the total of 139 hospitals -,which are members of the same association. The survey was answered by only 54 hospitals.
The main municipalities in which a high percentage of doctors’ retiring was recorded even before the nuclear accident were:
Minamisoma-shi 46% (13 doctors, including one doctor from o hospital located in a danger zone ),
Iwaki-shi 5 hospitals, 23% of the doctors (31doctors ),
Fukushima city 6 hospitals 9% (41 ) doctors ,
Kooriyama-shi 4 hospitals 8% (25 ) doctors.
As for the nurses, their number decreased by 16%:
(44 nurses, including two from one hospital located in the danger zone) in Minamisoma city,
by 8% (113) in 7 hospitals in Iwaki city,
in 9 hospitals from Fukushima cityi and 6 hospitals of Kooriyama-shi by 4% , which means 68 and 54 nurses respectivly.
Since 311,we have done variety of the works but this is the most tricky mission.
Now (at least ) reactor 1 can explode at any moment.
Now insanity has become sanity.
Sanity has become insanity.
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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.