Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
The Taiwan Medical Association and the Japan Medical Association will sign a memorandum of emergency mutual support in case of disaster, enabling medical personnel to provide low-level medical treatment in each other’s country under the supervision of local colleagues.
Upon learning of the June 27 fire at the Formosa Fun Coast water park which left nearly 500 people with burns ranging from moderate to severe, both the Association of Medical Doctors in Asia and the Japan Medical Association have offered to send 10 doctors and 50 nurses to Taiwan to provide assistance.
However, since foreign doctors are not allowed to practice in Taiwan, the Ministry of Health and Welfare declined the offer. [FULL STORY]