In this hospital, doctors and nurse evacuated too.
Full time doctor: 14 → 8
Nurse: 136 → 100
Beds: 230 → 100
Apart from Minami soma city hospital, 2 of 8 hospitals were closed, 13 of 39 clinics were closed too.
There were about 900 medical staff but now it’s only 300 in total.
Remaining medical staff are thinking that’s because the national support is not enough.
Fukushima local government therefore has decided to spend 2 billion of 12 billion yen of tax allocation grant for medical care on these areas.
It will be spent to re-employ evacuated doctors or hire new doctors.
Fukushima local government can not let citizens leak out of the boarder because they lose their tax income. Thus they try to keep the citizens remaining in the area to keep paying tax.
Radiation advisory of Fukushima local government, Yamashita Shunichi tried to explain, there is no health risk if it’s under 100 mSv, or smily people are strong against radiation etc..
Behind these ridiculous explanations, there was the intention not to let medical staff escape, they assume.
Actually, Yamashita Shunichi rejected to conduct blood test and urine test for Fukushima children, he decided to do only echo screening test though it does never work until the children actually have tumor, which is likely in 4 to 5 years from now.
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.