“Paranoid hospitals turning away those with fever, or with a foreign friend
As hospitals step up their precautions against swine flu, those in the Tokyo area are starting to refuse examinations to those suffering from fever and other potential influenza symptoms.
Between Saturday morning and Monday morning, 63 people were turned away, according to the metropolitan government. None of them had a recent history of visiting countries where infections have been confirmed.
A worker at Narita International Airport was refused on the spot.
One patient was denied an examination for mentioning that they had a foreign friend.”
Wow, this makes me feel great about being a gaijin in Japan. Especially one who pays into the National Health scheme.