Role of Ambulance
日本では、救急隊員は、軽症の人を断る事ができる、そういうふうに最近かわったそうです。
でも、弟いわく、
「軽症かどうかの判断を、医者じゃない自分たちがしなければいけない」
だそうで、もし重症だった場合、誰が責任を負うんだと怒ってました。






In Japan, you don't have to pay for an ambulance if you call 119 (same as 911). So some poeple often use an ambulance instead of using a taxi.
I think I have mentioned my brother is a fire fighter. According to Japanese law, fire fighter can refuse to bring people to a hospital when they call, and if they seem to be light injured. But my brother said "we have to decide if they are ok or not." Fire fighters are not a doctor, so they never know if their decision is right. Also, he said a doctor doesn't have any responsibility about fire fighters' decision. If my brother decides the person is ok and refuses to bring him to a hospital, nobody can take any responsibilities. That sounds unfair! However, fire figters have to reach as soon as possible the people who need help.
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by naokochin1 | 2007-06-05 21:12 | Japan Summer 2007


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