An ambulance from Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, took a victim of an accident back to the incident spot after the hospital where the ambulance took him denied him entry after testing positive for COVID-19.
The Amagasaki fire department ambulance was sent to the site of the accident on National Route No. 2. The accident occurred at 11.50 pm on August 5. Kyodo News reported that a 21-year-old student at the university was riding his motorcycle when it collided with a vehicle. An acquaintance of the student riding with him rushed for help and called 119.
The paramedics from Naka Fire Station arrived at the location; the motorcyclist complained about injured legs and displayed a fever. The hospital to which the ambulance was headed towards informed the team that the patient would be admitted if he had a negative coronavirus test. He took an antigen test on his journey toward the medical facility. But, he was positive and was not allowed access to this medical center.
According to the paramedics, the student’s health appeared to be stable, and they brought them back to the accident scene with his permission. At around 6:00 am on August 6, he started complaining of back and neck discomfort, and his father, who collected him at the scene of the accident, made an emergency phone call.
This time the ambulance brought him to another hospital in Nishinomiya, which took him in, and the medical team confirmed that he had suffered a fractured leg.
Source: Japan Today