Doctors keep leaving Fukushima


Japanese government is trying to make people believe Fukushima can be reconstructed.
However, they can’t stop doctors escaping from Fukushima. Doesn’t it mean it’s too dangerous to live in Fukushima ?

About 4% of the doctors left, some of the hospital departments are about to be collapsed.

On 8/23/2012, medical countermeasures conference of Fukushima announced that the total number of doctors decreased by 79 since before 311.
There were 2024 doctors before 311, but it’s 1945 on 8/1/2012.
The biggest decrease is 46 in Soma, Futaba area, and most of them were working at the hospitals in evacuation areas of Futaba. Now those hospitals are temporarily closed.
They announce most of the doctors came back to Soma and Iwaki areas, but the central area of Fukushima lost 31 doctors, which is a serious shortage of doctors. Some of the hospitals commented in the conference,
“Some of the hospital departments may “lyze” now.”

Last year, Fukushima prefecture expensed 310,000,000 JPY on hospitals to employ medical staff. They are operating the project “Doctor bank” to support their recruiting, but they only managed to employ 4 people.
Maehara, the chairman of hospital association in Fukushima comments, they need to take measures to reassure doctor’s family and also recruit medical students being passionate in reconstruction.




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Settlement report 8/24/2012


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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.