OSAKA — The Osaka prefectural and municipal governments on July 29 began urging more than 470 patients registered at three hospitals owned by the scandal-ridden Yasuda Hospital group to move to other medical institutions.

A joint prefecture-city council dispatched about 60 workers to support patients who may be suffering from insufficient medical treatment provided by the institutions, officials said. The Osaka-based hospital group includes Yasuda Hospital and Osaka Ensei Hospital in Sumiyoshi Ward and Yamatogawa Hospital in Kashiwara, officials said.

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