REQUEST FOR RESTRICTION OF OUTPATIENT
To our patients
COVID-19 entered epidemic period while the state of emergency was declared.
We understand that you feel various stress every day.
In Tokyo, there have been several cases in which hospitals have been forced to close or have limited medical services due to infection with COVID-19 by staff.
Our staff are very careful about nosocomial infections and are working hard to ensure that normal medical services can continue. However the likelihood of close contact with COID-19 infected individuals is increasing day by day and staff members may be affected. The risk of outpatient infection, also, cannot be ruled out.
Under the current situation, it is regrettable, but we will curb outpatient care to reduce various risks due to the COVID-19 infection.
We appreciate your understanding that consultation without urgent medical need should be avoided as much as possible, and that patients who are in stable condition will be transferred for treatment to GPs (at clinics).
Our Regional Medical Cooperation will be able to introduce you a GP should you have currently none. If you would like to have a referral letter to your GP, please ask your attending doctor. If you have an outpatient appointment, please ask when you visit us.
We thank you for your kind understanding.
NTT Medical Center Tokyo
TEL (03) 3448-6111 (main switchboard number)