JRCS First Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors (FY2018)

2018/09/13

The Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) held the first meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care (REMC) Advisors for FY 2018 on July 9-10, 2018.



Dr. Yoichi Watanabe, President, Japanese
Red Cross Fukushima Hospital

Dr. Yoichi Watanabe, President, Japanese Red Cross Fukushima Hospital

In this meeting, they further deliberated the issues raised during the course of formulating the JRCS’ Nuclear Disaster Guidelines for Preparedness, Response and Recovery. Additionally, Dr. Yoichi Watanabe, President of Japanese Red Cross Fukushima Hospital, made a presentation titled “Response to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: Realities and Challenges”.

Japanese Red Cross Fukushima Hospital

Japanese Red Cross Fukushima Hospital

Dr. Yoichi Watanabe, President
Presentation Material: “Response to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: Realities and Challenges” [PDF]


The attendance at the FY2018 First Meeting
of REMC Advisors

The attendance at the FY2018 First Meeting of REMC Advisors

In the presentation, which summarized the activities of the relief teams following the nuclear accident, Dr. Watanabe also described the initiatives they had been undertaking thereafter. Seven years on since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Accident, as public interest in the incident is waning day by day, his presentation prompted the attendees to reinforce their perception of the JRCS’ role in times of nuclear disaster.

Presented also in the meeting were the initiatives pursued by Japanese Red Cross (JRC) Fukui Hospital and JRC Nagahama Hospital. Designated as Nuclear Emergency Core Hospitals, both hospitals are committed to fulfill the role, organizing seminars and working on training sessions. The attendees were intently engaged in the programs outlined in the presentations.