Press Release – Flood Control Timeline of Disaster Base Hospitals

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According to the report issued by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University on 2 April 2022,  it found that 34% of medical institutions designated for infectious diseases nationwide suffered flood damage due to heavy rainfall once in a thousand years, and 26% even once every 100 to 200 years. The report details the survey conducted on the flooding of the Kuma River in Kumamoto Prefecture and  the Hitoyoshi Medical Center.

Prof. Tetsuya Sumi, and Associate Professor Takahiro Sayama of Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Shimizu Corporation (President Kazuyuki Inoue), and Hitoyoshi Medical Center (Hospital Director Masami Kimura), conducted a disaster prevention training at the Hitoyoshi Medical Center on 6 May 2022 to verify its effectiveness.