Japan is considering mobilizing military doctors and nurses from its self-defense forces at the Tokyo Olympics. Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said Tuesday, according to media reports in parliament, that his house had received a request from the organizers of the games. This will be coordinated in order to be able to support the games.
The military opened vaccination centers in Tokyo and Osaka this week to help speed up Japan's extremely slow vaccination process two months before the Olympics begin. According to the Olympic organizers, up to 230 doctors and 310 nurses are needed at the games every day. So far, around 80 percent of the required number of medical personnel has been secured.
Japan's Olympic organizers and the IOC have just reassured the risk-free staging of the summer games. The IOC Japan also offered additional medical staff for this purpose. “It is now clearer than ever that these games will be safe for everyone involved, and especially for the Japanese people,” said IOC Vice President John Coates.
Like IOC boss Thomas Bach, he pointed out that over 80 percent of the residents of the Olympic village will be vaccinated at the time of the Games. Foreign fans are denied entry. In addition, the number of accredited participants from associations, sponsors and the media will be reduced. In Japan there have recently been increasing calls for the summer games to be canceled.