Pregnant women’s PCR examination near birth May 24 to be carried out in full subsidy for those who wish 5:54
In order to reduce the risk of babies infecting babies with the new coronavirus, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has decided to conduct PCR tests for pregnant women who are close to giving birth, with the government fully subsidizing the costs.
Experts point out that if you give birth without being aware of the infection with the new coronavirus, there is a risk of infection, such as babies born or attending midwives.
To mitigate these risks, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has decided to conduct PCR tests with full subsidy for pregnant women who are nearing birth.
Specifically, we have decided to provide subsidies to prefectures and cities designated by cabinet order, subject to the pre-decision of where pregnant women who have been found positive for PCR testing.
Currently, pregnant women without suspected infection sit at their own expense and usually cost about 10,000 yen.
On the other hand, in order to support pregnant women who have been absent from work due to fear of infection, the company will subsidize 100,000 yen to 300,000 yen per person for companies that have taken paid leave.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has decided to include the expenses necessary for these efforts in the second supplementary budget for this fiscal year.