Novel Coronavirus(NcoV) related pneumonia

January 30, 2020

Dear patients, families and visitors:

Rinku General Medical Center   
Hospital director: Shizuya Yamashita M.D. 
Infectious Diseases Center director: Masaya Yamato M.D. 

To those who have not been to Hubei province of China, or have not come in contact with a person who has a fever or respiratory symptoms who has been in Hubei in the past 2 weeks;

Contact Hotline Operating hours
Ministry of Health Labor & Welfare  0120-565653  9:00 am-9:00 pm

<Ministry of Health Labor & Welfare website in Japanese>
Ministry of Health Labor & Welfare Novel Coronavirus Consultation (Call center)  

Osaka  06-6944-8197  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
<Osaka prefectural government’s website in Japanese>
Novel Coronavirus Occurence Telephone Consultation
Izumisano Public Health Office(hokenjo)  072-462-7701 9:00 am – 5:45 pm
<Osaka Izumisano Public Health Office (hokenjo) website in Japanese>
Izumisano Public Health Office Location, etc.

< From the Ministry of Health Labor & Welfare website>
 Q & A on the Novel Coronavirus( in Japanese language only)

Rinku General Medical Center is in close contact with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the Osaka Prefectural government and the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (including hospitals), etc., to work for the best precautionary measures possible.

We would like to ask all our patients, families and visitors to take preventive measures for infectious diseases such as covering the mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and washing hands often just like we usually do with the seasonal flu and not to worry too much.