December 9th According to a report by Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun on the 9th, the COVID-19 epidemic continues to spread in Japan. Under the influence of dangerous working environment, unsatisfactory treatment and social discrimination, more and more medical staff have chosen to resign, and some hospitals have even left more than 30.
According to the report, in May this year, Osaka Municipal Thirteenth Citizens Hospital became a designated hospital for COVID-19 patients. As of November, 10 doctors and 22 nurses and nurses in the hospital had resigned due to overwork and fear of infection.
Discrimination against medical staff is also one of the reasons for the wave of departures. According to a survey by the Japan Federation of Medical Unions, about 20% of medical staff have been discriminated against, including the refusal of children to go to kindergarten and the refusal to make an appointment for a haircut.
Japanese medical institutions are getting heavier and heavier due to the epidemic, but the working treatment of medical staff has not improved. A nurse responsible for assisting in the detection of suspected patients said that the corresponding special subsidy is only 14,000 yen (140$) a month. “The treatment is not satisfactory, and I can’t risk myself and my family. Life-threatening work.