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in the prefecture medical center.
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.