OSAKA — The director of the Yasuda Hospital group ordered his staff to forge medical reports and administrate medicine without actually seeing patients, hospital sources alleged July 18.

Police and prosecutors July 17 raided the group’s three hospitals in Osaka Prefecture. The facilities are also suspected of acquiring 2 billion yen in public money by filing fraudulent claims. Mototaka Yasuda, 77, director and effective owner of the group, created the operations manual that tells medical staff to administer oxygen and intravenous feeding without first checking a patient’s symptoms when they are admitted, the sources said. The manual also instructs them to prescribe tranquilizers and cardiotonic drugs relative to the patient’s weight, the sources said.

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