A Fukushima hospital that suddenly found itself in crisis following the death last month of its only full-time doctor has found a temporary replacement for late director Hideo Takano.

Yujiro Nakayama, a 36-year-old surgeon at Komagome Hospital in Tokyo, will assume the full-time director position at the private Takano Hospital in the town of Hirono, Fukushima Prefecture, from Feb. 1 through the end of March.

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