Tokushima Prefecture first installs sign language interpreter in hospital

"Please feel free to ask for sign language interpreting"
in the prefecture medical center.

May 15, 2014

The prefecture medical center located in Tokushima-shi in western Japan began to station a sign language interpreter from April in order to support the Deaf client who visits the hospital.

The time and effort that the Deaf client him/herself arranges a sign language interpreter can be saved, and he/she can go to hospital regularly now in comfort.

From the current fiscal year, the Tokushima Prefecture Office has outsourced the social welfare corporation, which stations a sign language interpreter in the hospital from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the second and 4th Tuesdays.

The sign language interpreting offers the Deaf support in communication with the medical personnel for medical examination, the waiting room, etc.

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