Yoshihito Niki, a visiting professor of internal medicine at Showa University in Tokyo who specializes in infectious diseases. He was commenting on a government plan to impose penalties on designated hospitals that don’t accept patients suffering from any new forms of infectious diseases in the future after there were not enough hospitals that would accept COVID-19 cases last year.© Asahi Shimbun
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Simply ordering hospitals to accept patients is not the solution. The government should provide additional financial incentives to encourage more medical institutions to go along with the plan.
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