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Startup targets Japan's intensive care capacity as coronavirus hits

Online support addresses demand for specialized doctors at smaller hospitals

Japan had a shortage of trained medical specialists before the coronavirus pandemic reached its shores. Medical staff at a Tokyo hospital on April 30. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

TOKYO -- Japan's Covid-19 situation is speeding up the adoption of remote support systems by hospitals with understaffed intensive care units, with one medical startup pushing the trend. 

Tomoyuki Nakanishi founded T-ICU in 2016 to help hospitals boost their ICU capacity with online support from the startup's team of medical specialists. T-ICU currently works with about 19 institutions, but Nakanishi, an ICU doctor himself, said the company has been receiving more inquiries from hospitals since the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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