Elements such as the criteria for support and the amounts to be provided will be worked out at a later date.
The government will also support the stationing of medical interpreters as it seeks to establish an environment in which foreign patients can feel at ease when receiving medical care.
According to a survey conducted in 2016 by the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry, 65 per cent of medical facilities that had dealt with foreign patients encountered some difficulty with both sides understanding each other in Japanese.
Published : January 07, 2019
By : THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN ASIA NEWS NETWORK TOKYO