Office for Radiation Protection of Workers at Fukushima Daiichi NPP
(Industrial Health Division
Occupational Safety and Health Department
Labour Standards Bureau)
Medical care system at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant will be improved.
Upon the building of a new medical facility and deploying of a number of doctors, the medical care system will be improved at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
At present, a large number of workers are engaged in restoration operation to recover from the nuclear accident at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
From the standpoint of ensuring a system where medical doctors are stationed full-time at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, we requested the University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan and the Japan Labour Health and Welfare Organization* to dispatch medical doctors in May 2011
The Tokyo Electric Power Company has established and will start a new medical center at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on 1 July 2011. A new medical care team consisting mainly of medical doctors specializing in emergency radiation medicine, etc. is to be dispatched to the center, as shown in Attachments 1 and 2.
Thanks to this measure, a number of medical doctors are to be stationed there from July to September when the high incidence of heat stroke is a major concern.
*: It runs 30 Rosai hospitals (hospital for laborers) throughout Japan.