Japan earthquake and tsunami – Red cross hospital ishinomaki’s lifeline

The 402-bed Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital normally treats about 60 patients a day, 1,800 patients a month. For the first few days after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, it treated 1,200 a day. In the first month after the disaster the hospital treated more than 10,000 patients. Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital was the only functioning hospital in Ishinomaki, a

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Psychosocial support for people evacuated from Fukushima radiation zone

Published 2 June 2011 15:00 CET (Central European Time): The Japanese Red Cross (JRC) is providing psychological support to people evacuated from the 30km exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to a hotel in Tokyo. JRC psychologist Keiko Akiyama is one of a number of Tokyo prefecture government and agency psychologists, mental health experts, social welfare officers

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