Contribution to Society through Medical Service

Creating safer and more secure communities through advances in health care

Teikyo University has six medical facilities featuring the latest equipment and advanced medical practices. Teikyo University is always willing to dispatch emergency medical teams into the field when disaster strikes, and in addition has entered into a number of binding agreements to provide medical services to local communities.

Medical teams sent to Niigata prefecture after the Mid Niigata Prefecture Earthquake

Donation drive for earthquake appeal

Following the October 2004 Mid Niigata Prefecture Earthquake in Niigata prefecture, Teikyo University sent medical teams to the city of Nagaoka, which suffered extensive damage, and also helped to raise donations for the earthquake appeal, as detailed below.

Teikyo University helps out after Mid Niigata Prefecture Earthquake

Teikyo University was immediately on the ground following the Mid Niigata Prefecture Earthquake, helping to assess the damage. The next week, Teikyo University sent out a medical response team consisting of three doctors from Teikyo University Hospital (one each from Emergency Response Center, internal medicine and pediatrics), two nurses and four administration staff. The team set up base at Teikyo Nagaoka Junior and Senior High School and visited evacuation centers providing medical assistance.

Teikyo University also set up a dedicated bank account for donations, notified all parts of the Teikyo University group and conducted a fundraising drive. The funds raised were forwarded to Niigata prefecture via the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.

Medical team dispatched to assist with the Great East Japan Earthquake

Dispatching a Disaster Medical Assistance Team, and accepting patients at Teikyo University Hospital

After the Great East Japan Earthquake, Teikyo University Hospital provided aid and medical services to the region and also provided space at the hospital for direct treatment as part of our commitment to respect for the sanctity of life and helping those in greatest need.

Assistance provided by Teikyo University

Teikyo University Hospital dispatched a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) to provide support, relief and medical services in areas directly affected by the disaster as well as in the surrounding regions. The team consisted of doctors, nurses and administrative staff with high-level training in emergency mobile health care provision. Teikyo University Hospital also accepted patients for direct treatment, sent out radiologists to the affected regions, and took part in initiatives such as the Tokyo Medical Assistance Corps and the Japan Medical Association Team.