To all health care personnel:
This is Mayor HAYASHI Fumiko.
To mitigate the impact of the new coronavirus disease on daily life and the economy, the City of Yokohama has compiled the largest ever supplementary budget proposal of 574.3 billion yen.
As one measure to support health care providers, the city will provide grants for infection control measures to both medical facilities treating patients with moderate to severe cases, as well as those treating suspected cases, with up to five million yen and two million yen, respectively.
In addition, for patients who test positive and require hospitalization, the city will pay 30,000 yen per day, and for those suspected to be infected, 28,500 yen per patient, on top of the regular fees for medical care.
The city will also distribute masks and other protective equipment to ensure health care personnel can continue their work.
Regarding PCR testing, with the cooperation of the Yokohama Medical Association, simplified sample collection will be conducted at about 10 locations around the city to respond to increased testing. Accordingly, the Yokohama City Institute of Public Health' s testing system will also be strengthened.
We have been receiving generous donations from many businesses, organizations, and residents in Yokohama, such as shipments of masks, to help support local medical and welfare facilities. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Starting May 1st, the city began accepting donations to enhance the new coronavirus infection countermeasures.
The warm feelings of generous support for Yokohama will be delivered alongside masks and personal protective equipment to connect to the efforts of those working on the frontlines in medical care and welfare.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all those health care personnel at the forefront of the fight against the new coronavirus who work tirelessly to save lives every day.
We will continue to apply all our resources and do our best to stop the spread of the new coronavirus and help people return to their daily lives.
Thank you for your continued support.