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OSAKA — Three executives of the Yasuda Hospital group were served fresh warrants Sept. 9 for swindling the government out of 270 million yen in medical insurance by bloating staff figures at one of three hospitals under its umbrella.

Yasuda Hospital Director Mototaka Yasuda, 77, Chief Secretary Saburo Konishi, 67, and Head Nurse Emiko Omura, 49, had already been served two arrest warrants each since July for illegally claiming some 260 million yen in medical bills by falsifying medical treatment records at Yasuda Hospital. According to the Osaka Prefectural Police, the three submitted a false report to the Osaka Prefectural Government in October 1994 in which they claimed the ratio of inpatients to nurses at Osaka Ensai Hospital’s general ward, which is equipped with 124 beds, was four to one.

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