“If you have a fever, first go to your doctor,” the Tokyo Medical Association called for

“If you have a fever, first go to your doctor,” the Tokyo Medical Association called for October 13 at 8:15 p.m.

The Tokyo Medical Association called on the family doctor first to call their family doctor if they had a fever, as the outbreak of the new coronavirus and influenza spread at the same time, and the number of consultations from patients with fever increased rapidly, and there was a risk that the public health center would not be able to respond.
The Tokyo Medical Association held a press conference on the 13th, and President Ozaki said, “The point of this winter is for patients with fever to be examined mainly by their family doctors,” and he wants doctors to call their doctors before seeing them in order to avoid confusion at the public health center and to help doctors understand the fever status of patients in advance.

He also called on “many people to be vaccinated against influenza.”

On the other hand, since the spread of the Corona Virus, there have been cases where patients with fever have been refused treatment, so in the future, we will share a list of medical institutions corresponding to fever patients designated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and establish a system to ensure that patients are treated and inspected.