• Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors

Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors

In Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the JRCS has Japanese Red Cross hospitals that have responded to the atomic-bomb survivors and provided them with health management, disease diagnosis and treatment. 11 Japanese Red Cross hospitals located mainly in prefectures with nuclear power plants are designated as radiation emergency hospitals (as of March 2016). The Japanese Red Cross Fukushima Hospital responded to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident and is still responding to the survivors.

JRCS Chapter Hospital Designated as:
Hokkaido Date Red Cross Hospital Primary REH*
Miyagi Japanese Red Cross Ishinomaki Hospital Primary REH
Fukushima Japanese Red Cross Fukushima Hospital Fukushima Health Management Survey hospital
Ibaraki Japanese Red Cross Mito Hospital Primary REH
Fukui Fukui Red Cross Hospital Primary REH
Shiga Japanese Red Cross Otsu Hospital Primary REH; Hospital for supporting secondary radiation medicine
Shiga Japanese Red Cross Nagahama Hospital Secondary REH
Kyoto Japanese Red Cross Maizuru Hospital Primary REH
Tottori Japanese Red Cross Tottori Hospital Primary REH
Shimane Matsue Red Cross Hospital Primary REH
Hiroshima Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital (Internal institute: Nuclear Radiation Effects Counter Measure Research Institute)
Ehime Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital Secondary REH
Saga Japanese Red Cross Karatsu Hospital Secondary REH
Nagasaki Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Genbaku Hospital (Internal institute: Nuclear Radiation Effects Counter Measure Research Institute)
JRCS Chapter Hospital Designated as:
Hokkaido Date Red Cross Hospital Primary REH*
Miyagi Japanese Red Cross Ishinomaki Hospital Primary REH
Fukushima Japanese Red Cross Fukushima Hospital Fukushima Health Management Survey hospital
Ibaraki Japanese Red Cross Mito Hospital Primary REH
Fukui Fukui Red Cross Hospital Primary REH
Shiga Japanese Red Cross Otsu Hospital Primary REH; Hospital for supporting secondary radiation medicine
Shiga Japanese Red Cross Nagahama Hospital Secondary REH
Kyoto Japanese Red Cross Maizuru Hospital Primary REH
Tottori Japanese Red Cross Tottori Hospital Primary REH
Shimane Matsue Red Cross Hospital Primary REH
Hiroshima Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital (Internal institute: Nuclear Radiation Effects Counter Measure Research Institute)
Ehime Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital Secondary REH
Saga Japanese Red Cross Karatsu Hospital Secondary REH
Nagasaki Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Genbaku Hospital (Internal institute: Nuclear Radiation Effects Counter Measure Research Institute)
Table: Japanese Red Cross hospitals designated as radiation emergency hospitals, etc.
* radiation emergency hospital
Table: Japanese Red Cross hospitals designated as radiation emergency hospitals, etc.
* radiation emergency hospital

In August 2014, the JRCS gathered relevant personnel from these Japanese Red Cross (JRC) hospitals and held a “Meeting for Medical Personnel of Japanese Red Cross Radiation Emergency Hospitals.” This was the first time that the JRCS organized this kind of meeting. During this meeting, the attendees discussed the role of the radiation emergency hospitals in the event of a nuclear disaster, how they should cooperate and a curriculum of a “Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Session” which was scheduled to start to be given to JRCS relief team members.

Following the discussion at the meeting, some physicians and radiological technologists of these JRC hospitals were appointed as JRCS radiation emergency medical care advisors (REMC advisors). After this appointment was made, this meeting was developed into a “Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors,” which has then been held several times.

The meeting is aimed at developing radiation experts and exchanging information among the meeting members. Furthermore, the members discuss challenges that were raised during the process of developing the “Nuclear Disaster Guidelines for Preparedness, Response and Recovery” to improve the JRCS’s nuclear disaster preparedness. As the Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Session has been held since FY 2014, the following matters are also discussed at the meeting: how the training session should be; the curriculum; and the training materials, etc. The meeting gives advice or dispatches instructors to the training session as well.

For more on the meetings held, please click on the following links:

FY 2015 JRCS First Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors
FY 2015 JRCS Second Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors
FY 2016 JRCS First Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors
FY 2016 JRCS Second Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors

Related webpages:
Nuclear Disaster Guidelines
Preparedness for Nuclear Disasters
Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Session