Link: Kishida aims for hospital ship operations from fiscal year 2025 - The Japan Times

The envisioned hospital ships would evacuate disaster victims to other areas while giving them medical treatment and stay based at ports near disaster-hit areas to provide medical care. The government aims to own hospital ships eventually, but initially, it will utilize privately-owned car ferries including those under contract with the Defense Ministry. At the meeting, Kishida said that ships were used to help victims of the Jan. 1 Noto Peninsula earthquake in central Japan and transport relief supplies. "In our country, surrounded by the sea, there are situations in which approaching disaster areas from the sea and providing medical care are effective," he said. #


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