Agency seeks to deter nonemergency 119 calls

Jan 5, 2017

Agency seeks to deter nonemergency 119 calls

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Some callers just want a ride. Others are lonely and simply want to chat. The problem? They’ve called 119. Amid efforts to deter nonessential use of ambulances, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency will begin to look at the issue in depth with a ...

May 9, 2016

Key hospital in Minamiaso to close as quake damage blocks access

The only hospital that can offer in-patient emergency care in the village of Minamiaso, Kumamoto Prefecture, is set to close because of quake damage to local roads. Aso Tateno Hospital, situated in the heavily damaged Tateno district, is the village’s only hospital designated as ...

Jan 26, 2016

Peru's ex-leader Fujimori, 77, hospitalized as health worsens

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and human rights violations, has been hospitalized, officials said Monday, the latest in a string of health crises. Fujimori, 77, was transferred under heavy guard Sunday to a clinic in ...

18 die in India hospital as floods cut off power

Dec 5, 2015

18 die in India hospital as floods cut off power

Severe floods that hit the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu this week have killed 18 patients after rain waters knocked out generators, officials said Saturday. State officials were investigating complaints of negligence by hospital authorities in the state capital Chennai, which is reeling ...