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GOJ to create COVID-19 database covering 8,000 hospitals nationwide

  • May 10, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri
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Sunday’s Yomiuri gave top play to a GOJ plan to launch later this month a database aggregating various types of information on treating COVID-19 from some 8,000 hospitals across the country, such as the number of patients, availability of beds, operational status of ventilators, PCR testing capacity, and inventory of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare providers. Central government ministries and agencies and local governments will be able to access the centralized database to decide where to distribute PPE and/or to treat patients in serious condition if hospitals in the region cannot accommodate them.  Meanwhile, Mainichi reported on Sunday that nearly 2,000 hospitals across the nation have set up divisions for dealing with outpatients suspected of having the coronavirus.

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