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Abe says telemedicine should continue indefinitely

  • May 20, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri reported that Prime Minister Abe instructed relevant cabinet ministers yesterday to make telemedicine a permanent feature of the nation’s medical system. Under the present arrangement, videoconferencing between doctors and patients will only be available until the coronavirus situation is brought under control. Asahi ran a similar story, adding that telemedicine will continue to be available until the end of the year irrespective of the coronavirus situation.

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