Category: Kobe

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Injured man refused by hospital over COVID test left at motorbike accident scene in Japan

An ambulance crew in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, returned an injured man to the scene of a traffic accident and left him there after a hospital refused to accept him because he had tested positive for the coronavirus, the city’s fire department told the Mainichi Shimbun on Aug. 12.

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Kobe City to strengthen supervision after suspected abuse at ‘after school’ facilities for people with disabilities

In response to a series of scandals nationwide at the “after-school day service office” that entrusts elementary, junior high and high school students with disabilities after school and on holidays, Kobe City will sent external personnel to patrol the facilities in the city from May.

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Fourteen year old student arrested for attempting to kill twenty-five year old man at Hyogo facility for the disabled

On April 7, the Arima Police Station of the Hyogo Prefectural Police arrested a 14-year-old male student on suspicion of attempted murder for attempting to kill a 25-year-old man at a facility for the intellectually disabled in Kobe City’s Kita Ward. The man is in a critical condition and unconscious.

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479 Leprosy Patients at Sanatorium Dissected after Death

National Sanatorium Kikuchi Keifuen, an isolation facility for leprosy patients in southwestern Japan, had dissected the bodies of 479 patients after death, the facility said.  The facility “cannot escape being accused of disrespecting he human rights,” the report said. The sanatorium also found that there was a period in which the facility made patients sign documents consenting to the dissection of their bodies after death.