Measures Against Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID-19) at Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital
International Hospital Federation - IHF
| 4 months ago
Japan Hospital Association Vice President
Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital Director
Satoru Komatsumoto M.D.
Takahashi Takayuki M.D.
In December 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) occurred in Wuhan, China. At that time, it was thought that Japan did not seem to suffer much damage, but over time, the infection spread rapidly throughout the world, and has a major impact on Japan. Cluster infections of healthcare workers occurred in medical institutions in urban areas, and as you all know, hospitals were forced to stop medical treatment. Under these circumstances, how to prevent infection of hospital staff and patients and maintain medical care is an urgent issue at present. The Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital (ARCH) is a COVID-19 patient accommodation facility. Currently, no staff nor hospital infections have occurred. COVID-19_Infection_Control_Ashikaga Red Cross (pdf 69.06kB)