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Clinics to be set up in all temporary housing districts, 5/9/11, kyodo

The health ministry has decided to set up clinics at all clusters of temporary housing estates to be built for evacuees from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in the three hardest hit prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, ministry sources said Sunday.

Given expected shortages of doctors and nurses at those facilities, the ministry will also ask the Japan Medical Association, a doctors’ association, and other bodies to send healthcare specialists on medium- to long-term missions, in an attempt to have around 1,000 specialists available all the time, the sources said.

Temporary clinics were set at more than a dozen locations after the Great Hanshin Earthquake that hit Kobe city and vicinity in western Japan in 1995. But after regional health care institutions gradually recovered, health care was provided chiefly through home visits by doctors and nurses there.

About liz

from the u.s., recently moved from kobe to sendai, japan, researching community-based housing recovery after disaster.

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