75-year-old Japanese Man Dies After He Was Refused Treatment by 25 Hospitals

Last week in Kuki City an elderly man began experiencing chest pains and was picked up by ambulance; however, he was refused treatment 36 times at 25 different hospitals. The hospitals claimed that they lacked sufficient resources to attend to the patient. A Kuki City representative admitted “that being denied medical care more than 36 times was excessive.” In 2011, more than 17,000 cases of ER patients were refused treatments in three or more hospitals, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Fire and Disaster Management Agency.

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