Efforts to disseminate information on support available to the deaf-blind at our stores
In cooperation with Special Needs Education School for the Visually Impaired, University of Tsukuba, we distributed to visitors to more than our 700 pharmacies* a leaflet published by the National Institute of Special Needs Education. The National Institute of Special Needs Education is an organization that promotes special needs education, providing information necessary for the education of "deaf-blind" children with both visual and hearing impairments, and offering opportunities for interaction for parents with deaf-blind children. There are issues such as insufficient information about the support available to families with children who are deaf-blind. By distributing leaflets at our stores, we have promoted awareness-raising activities to help support deaf-blind children in need of education.
In addition, posters titled "Notice of Opening of Information Desk for Deaf-Blind Medical Support and Medical Facilities" were displayed in 400 stores*. This poster is intended to inform deaf-blind people and their health care providers of the contact points of health care facilities where deaf-blind people can get the support they need, as well as the website where they can find such information. These were established mainly by the Tokyo Medical Center. The website ("Deaf-Blind Medical Support Information Net") allows you to search for other support services available to deaf-blind people and information necessary for medical professionals to provide medical care to them. The site also provides information for medical professionals on the various types of support available to people who are deaf-blind.
We will continue to make efforts to support people with intractable diseases and disabilities.
*Number of pharmacies in operation as of January 20, 2023.
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, conducting medication guidance by telephone and medicine deliveries from our pharmacies nationwide
At NIHON CHOUZAI, we have started accepting prescriptions via fax, medication guidance by telephone, and home delivery of medicine. We have built a system to share prescriptions with medical institutions via fax by using “curon,” an online medical service from MICIN, INC.
In addition, from September 2020, all pharmacies will be able to provide medication guidance via video call, and we are responding by introducing Medley Inc.'s Pharms, a dispensing counter support system.
By making use of non-face-to-face delivery formats, patients can receive prescriptions safely, without interpersonal contact and at any time, even outside pharmacy business hours. This is expected not only to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection but also heighten convenience.
Case studies of using our electronic medication notebook, Okusuri Techo Plus, were posted on a government website that introduces measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Pharmacists Cooperate in COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Efforts
Company-wide initiatives to prevent the spread of COVID-19
・Regularly disinfecting places in pharmacies where there is a lot of contact, such as push buttons for automatic doors, medication guidance counters, seats, etc., and placing seats to facilitate social distancing
・Using a system in which all employees wear masks and register their daily temperature measurements and attendance status online, so their supervisor can check
・Installing acrylic and vinyl partitions at receptions and medication guidance counters to prevent droplets from scattering
・Changing work dates, implementing working from home and flex time, work systems distributed across multiple locations
・Cancelling internal meetings, transitioning to online meetings, cancelling welcome/farewell parties and social gatherings
・Having all employees wear masks, reporting daily temperature measurements and attendance
・Cancelling customer visits, cancelling business trips, introducing video conference systems, securing laptops
・Changing from group training to online training
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Certified Nutrition Care Stations
Certified Nutrition Care Stations are facilities certified by the Japan Dietetic Association as community-based hubs where registered dieticians and nutritionists provide nutrition-related care. By providing nutritional care support and guidance, registered dietitians and nutritionists aim to create local communities where residents can lead productive, fulfilling, and healthy lives. Certified Nutrition Care Stations take a multifaceted approach to supporting community health promotion. In collaboration with medical institutions, Station staff visit residences to offer nutrition consultation for people undergoing medical diets or who have difficulty going to the hospital. They also run cooking classes and devise menus for local governments, health insurance associations, companies, and healthcare institutions, and provide specific health guidance and a range of other nutrition-related services. Further reinforcing collaboration with medical institutions and long-term care facilities, the Group will heighten its focus on health promotion for community residents as well as long-term care and preventive healthcare.
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Assistance for Great East Japan Earthquake Victims at the Futaba Pharmacy
One month after the earthquake and tsunami, Nihon Chouzai opened a medication consultation desk to actively provide drug information at the temporary housing facility in Kazo city, Saitama prefecture for residents of Futaba-machi, which is in the evacuation zone of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. This desk served people who used the Nihon Chouzai Futaba Pharmacy, which had to close.
Nihon Chouzai used back-up data stored at its head office to serve the large number of customers who used Nihon Chouzai pharmacies in disaster-affected areas as well as to answer questions about these people from medical institutions at evacuation sites. Customers told us that they were worried because they didn’t remember what drugs they were taking and that they appreciated receiving information about the drugs they were using before this disaster.