– TV: Official in Fukushima during 3/11 now suffering many health problems as consequence of nuclear catastrophe — “There’s no place I could go for help… hospital refused to treat me” — I asked for blood test since I’m exposed, but they denied it (VIDEO) (ENENews, April 25, 2014):
Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba in Fukushima Prefecture, RT, April 21, 2014 (at 26:00 in):
- Sophie Shevardnadze, host: Have you personally felt the consequences of the catastrophe? Has your health been affected?
- Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba: I now get exhausted quickly, it’s harder to speak, I often get colds. My eyesight worsened. I have a cataract. My stomach hurts. My skin is very dry. I have muscular weakness in different parts of my body. These are the consequences.
- Shevardnadze: Do you receive any treatment as a victim?
- Idogawa: No, I’m not getting any treatment right now. Actually, there’s no place I could go for help. I now live in Saitama. The nearest hospital refused to treat me. So I’m trying to restore my health through nutrition.
Mayor Idogawa, 2012: I’m losing my hair and have nosebleed everyday. The other day, I asked for blood test at a hospital in Tokyo because I’m exposed but they refused it.