Reduction or exemption of medical charge(Update of Disaster Information 8th Edition) – 117

April 15, 2011 14:00
Multilingual Support Center for the Tohoku Earthquake out at Pacific Ocean
Disaster Information 117rd Translation Edition

Reduction or exemption of medical charge(Update of Disaster Information 8th Edition)

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare exempts the medical charge at the hospital for people affected by an earthquake.
Hospital accepts people who lost health insurance card at the earthquake.
Designated people is as follows:

Residents who have lived in the area where Disaster Relief Act is applied and,
1.The people whose house was completely destroyed or half destroyed.
2.The people who the wage-worker of the household was killed or seriously injured in the earthquake.
3.The people who the wage-worker of the household is missing.
4.The people who the wage-worker of the household was made to suspend or closed the business.
5.The people who the wage-worker of the household lost job and no incomes.
6.The people who was directed to evacuate from or stay in house in the resident area because of the accident of Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant or Fukushima 2 Nuclear Power Plant.
(The people who has moved from the area after the earthquake is also included.)

Please ask to municipal staffs near to you or staffs of the evacuation shelters or prefectural staffs to confirm if you are the designated people or not.
Also, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is considering application of exemption of the medical charge to the residents in the planned evacuation zones. More details will be announced in the update.


【Contact Information】
Multilingual Support Center for the Tohoku Earthquake out at Pacific Ocean
E-mail: tabumane110311@yahoo.co.jp

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