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Tuberculosis Checkups / Aid in Furniture Tipping Prevention Devices

Minato Voice
2019/09/23

Tuberculosis is a disease where the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium causes inflammation in the lungs. Symptoms are similar to those of a cold, and include a cough, phlegm, a fever, and fatigue. If you have had a cough or have been coughing up phlegm for over 2 weeks, please seek early examination at a medical facility.

Early diagnosis and treatment are important not only for preventing symptoms from becoming severe, but also for limiting the spread of infection. Even if you do not have any symptoms, you should get chest x-rays on a regular basis.

The section in charge is the Public Health and Disease Prevention Subsection of the Public Health and Disease Prevention Section at Minato Public Health Center.

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If a disaster such as an earthquake occurs, InterFM897 will provide the necessary information from Minato City, including evacuation procedures and damage updates. Please tune in to InterFM897 if a major earthquake strikes.

Minato City provides furniture tipping prevention devices etc free of charge, with the aim of keeping damage from falling furniture to a minimum in the event of an earthquake. Those eligible are households whose members reside in Minato City and are registered as residents. Aid is available only once per household and is provided in the form of items such as tension rod style devices, which support ceilings and furniture to prevent furniture from tipping over, and shatter prevention film for glass.

Installation of the furniture tipping prevention devices etc will also be provided for senior citizens, people with disabilities, expectant and nursing mothers and single parent families.

To apply, please fill out the application form for ‘aid in furniture tipping prevention devices etc’. This is available at the Collaboration Project Section at any Regional City Office.

The subsection in charge at Minato City Hall is the Disaster Prevention Community Support Subsection of the Disaster Prevention Section.

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