Japan Doubles Hospitals Labeled As Radiation Response In Name Only

exposed-workers_thumbWe reported last week on the response failure of radiation injury capable hospitals during the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The government has announced that the number of hospitals designated as radiation response hospitals has about doubled. Kyodo News discovered that these newly designated hospitals lack the needed human resources and equipment to actually operate at radiation response hospitals. This of course sets up a disastrous problem if these hospitals are called to respond to a radiation emergency if they lack the capability to do so.

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