Japan to name and shame hospitals that refuse Covid-19 patients, amid anger over baby’s death

Japan’s national and city governments are upping the pressure on hospitals to take in Covid-19 positive patients, threatening to “name and shame” them if they do not do so, after the death of a baby born last week to a woman self-isolating at home.The woman, who had Covid-19, could not deliver her baby at hospitals in Kashiwa city, Chiba prefecture, as no maternity beds were available in isolation wards. She gave birth at home alone 10 hours after first seeking medical care but her premature…