Category: Hyogo

Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Hyogo Japan

Staff and users of Hyogo facility for disabled tested for potential COVID-19 cluster

On the 14th, the social welfare corporation “Kaze”, which operates the facility for the disabled “Mita Wakuwaku Village” in four locations in Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture, said that one user of the Honmachi Office (Sanda Town, Hyogo Prefecture) was infected with the new coronavirus.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Hyogo Japan

Amid coronavirus crisis, Hyogo Prefecture city to extend financial support for disabled and elderly

Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture, will expand public support for facilities for the elderly and people with disabilities. “Supporting money” is provided for continuing work while the new coronavirus infection spreads. For residents who cannot meet their family to prevent infection, the city will subsidize the cost of purchasing equipment so that an “online visit” is possible. Local products such as vegetables and meat will also be delivered to the facility.

Care Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Hyogo Japan

Changes in lifestyles during COVID-19 crisis causes anxiety for Hyogo disabled people

The spread of the new coronavirus affects people with disabilities who are more likely to feel anxiety about unexpected daily changes. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has called for the continued operation of facilities for the disabled as “necessary to maintain their lives,” but the facility has great conflicts regarding the prevention of infection. 99 out of the 2,600 outpatient facilities in Hyogo prefecture are closed, and users are facing a disruption in their rhythm of life and a large decrease in their income.

Disability Forced Sterilization Hyogo Japan Kobe

Forced sterilization court case in Kobe reveals policy of infertility treatment on ‘unhappy children’

“The policy of Hyogo prefecture at this time clearly states that the policy was to “seek medical assistance from physicians to aggressively perform eugenic surgery by doctor’s application, and guidance and awareness of stakeholders”. It was also recorded that a system to subsidize the costs of forced sterilization surgery was introduced depending on the type of disability.”