Latest from Iwaki, Japan


Editor’s Note: An international ACEP member, Dr. Takashi Nagata, has been giving real-time updates to the ACEP Disaster Section about the developing situation in Japan. He agreed to share the information with the emergency medicine community and will try to continue to provide updates when he can.

March 14, 2011 8:35:33 PM CDT

Dear all,

I am fine, and working here in Iwaki, Fukushima. As you know well, the situation is complicated and changing.
It is difficult to present the situation precisely. However, people are very calm now.

Yesterday, I visited two shelters and prescribed medication. There were a lot of old people who lost their medication.
Also, I am supporting the radiation screening point and DECON teams located at the local heath center. About 90 people came here for consultation one day.

I am staying inside now, and watching the situation carefully.
I recognize my weakness and limitation.

Sincerely,

Takashi Nagata

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