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Japan beyond 3.11 Stories of Recovery

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Evacuating Bedridden Elderly

Aired: December 2, 2011
In the chaos of evacuating during the triple disaster of March 11th, bedridden elderly people were particularly at risk as they had to be carried and in some cases transported over long distances without adequate medical care. The association of welfare facilities for the aged has found that more than 200 elderly people died this way, and it is investigating what went wrong.
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