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October 8, 2020
Office of Metropolitan Hospital Management

Metropolitan Hospitals Start Operating
Ambulances Carrying Doctors

Metropolitan hospitals have begun operating ambulances which carry doctors (doctor cars) in cooperation with the Tokyo Fire Department. The service aims to improve patient outcomes in emergency care by having a doctor directly examine and treat patients on scene. The service will allow metropolitan hospitals to more effectively make use of the resources available, and improve the local emergency medical service.

1 Hospitals that operate ambulances carrying doctors

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital (2-34-10 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
  2. Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center (2-8-29 Musashidai, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo)

2 Service vehicles

Tokyo DMAT cars will be used for the service as long as that does not conflict with other activities of Tokyo DMAT (disaster medical assistance team).

3 Content of service

A doctor goes into the field in an ambulance from the hospital and examines and treats patients on scene. For a patient with a highly urgent or severe case, the doctor rides along in the ambulance that has come from the fire department to treat the patient en route to the nearest hospital.

4 Service area

Within a radius of around 3 kilometers from the hospital

5 Start of operation

October 1 (Thurs.), 2020 9:00 a.m. -

6 Service hours

From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays

This press release is also available in other languages. (日本語English中文한국어)

Inquiries (Japanese only)
(About the service)
Management Planning Division, Office of Metropolitan Hospital Management
phone 03-5320-5829
(About Hiroo Hospital)
General Affairs Section, Office of Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital
phone 03-3444-1181
(About Tama Medical Center)
General Affairs Section, Office of Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center
phone 042-323-5111

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