Tokyo Olympics: 395 doctors apply for 200 slots, organising committee plans to have all of them- As organisers gear up for Tokyo games despite public outcry amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as many as 395 doctors applied for 200 posts for certified sports doctors to work during the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as volunteers, the organising committee informed. The committee plans to have all of them as medical service providers amid the COVID-19 emergency at the venues for the Tokyo Olympics. The figures were almost twice the initial target.
The certified doctors must have a Japan Sports Association course and possess medical experience of at least 4 years.
As per reports, ensuring a sufficient number of medical staff has been an issue for the organizing committee. As per WHO’s latest update, Japan has 677,988 confirmed cases of COVID-19 till May 16. As many as 11, 463 people have succumbed to the virus since January last year. On Sunday, Japan reported 6,147 new cases.
Tokyo Olympics: 395 doctors apply for 200 slots, organising committee plans to have all of them
The organisers came under fire after asking for 500 nurses for Tokyo Olympics earlier in April.
A new survey has shown that more than 80% of Japanese people oppose hosting the Olympics this year with many parts of the country under a state of emergency due to rising cases of COVID-19. The Tokyo Games were postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week, IOC confirmed that Tokyo Games will happen despite public opposition. The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 23- August 8.
In another development, Governors of Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures near Tokyo refused to allot beds for COVID-19 infected Olympians.
Meanwhile, Governors of Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures near Tokyo refused to allot beds for COVID-19 infected Olympians.
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