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March 2011


Clinic for Sudden Illness Moved to the front of Nijo Station
7 March 2011

On March 1st, 2011, Kyoto City moved and renovated a clinic for sudden illness on the first floor of the Kyoto Prefecture Medical Association Building which is on the east side of JR Nijo Station. The clinic is open at night and on holidays for people who get suddenly ill.
Three clinics for sudden illness in Nakagyo Ward, Yamashina Ward, and Ukyo Ward were combined in the new clinic. Previously, the department of internal medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology and otolaryngology were all in different clinics. The new clinic includes all these departments.

Opening hours of each department:

  • Internal medicine
    Sunday & national holiday: 10:00-17:00
  • Pediatrics
    Weekdays: 21:00-24:00
    Saturday: 14:00-17:00, 18:00-24:00
    Sunday & national holiday: 10:00-17:00, 18:00-24:00
  • Ophthalmology and otolaryngology
    Saturday: 18:00-22:00
    Sunday & national holiday: 10:00-17:00, 18:00-22:00

The dental clinic in Nakagyo Ward and Fushimi Ward will continue to operate on holidays. For more information, contact the Kyoto City Medical Judgment Section: Tel: 075-213-2991.



Vote for Kyoto Marathon Logo Accepted
14 March 2011

Kyoto City will hold the Kyoto Marathon on March 2012. Kyoto City is now accepting votes to decide the logo mark for this big event.
Votes will be accepted until March 31st, 2011. Choose from one from of five designs. Votes are accepted by phone (Kyoto Itsudemo Call Center).
The five candidate designs can be seen on the Kyoto Marathon News paper distributed at Kyoto City Hall, ward offices and branch offices, and the cityís website.

For more information, contact the Kyoto City Sport Promotion Section: Tel: 075-366-0169.



Poster Design for the 30th Anniversary of Kyoto City Subway Operation Wanted
14 March 2011

Kyoto City Traffic Bureau wants poster designs from the public for the 30th anniversary of Kyoto City Subway operation.
The design must be B3 or 380 ◊ 540mm size and portrait style, with no restriction on techniques and materials. Attach a form including your address, name, age, gender, telephone number to the poster design and send it to the High-speed Railways Sales Section (In Sansa Ukyo, 12 Uzumasa Shimokeibu-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8104). The design must arrive by April 18th, 2011.
The best design will be used as a poster shown at all subway stations, ward offices and branch offices. The design will be also used for some tickets designs. The winner will receive a prize.

For more information, contact the Kyoto City Traffic Bureau High-speed Railways Sales Section: Tel: 075-863-5218.



Drive Recorders Installed on City Buses for Safety and Comfort
22 March 2011

Kyoto City Transportation Bureau has installed drive recorders on 20 vehicles (#205 and other routes).
A drive recorder is a device with a camera which is installed inside and outside of the vehicle. It records images, sounds and speed while the bus is in service. Five recorders are installed (three outside and two inside) on each vehicle.
Recorded information will be used to understand accidents, and to prevent accidents from happening. Also the information will be useful for training drivers to improve the safely of their driving techniques and to ensure better customer service.
The information the bureau acquires from the recorders will be treated with care in accordance with laws and guidelines to protect private information.
City bus time tables will changed from March 26th, 2011. New time tables will be posted at each bus stop and on the bureauís website.

For more information, contact the Kyoto City Transportation Bureau (Tel: 075-863-5123).



Opening Hours of Clinics for Sudden Illness Expanded
28 March 2011

Kyoto City has decided to extend the opening hours of clinics for sudden illness from April 1, 2011 to deal with urgent patients at night and on holidays.
Expanded opening hours are as follows (no change for other opening hours):

  • [Internal Medicine] 18:00-22:00 on Saturday, Sunday and holidays
  • [Pediatrics] Every Saturday 24:00-8:00 (following Sunday), except for the end and beginning of the year

In accordance with these change, opening hours of the clinics for sudden illness are as follows:

Opening hours of clinics for sudden illness
Medical department
Opening day
Opening hour
Pediatrics
Weekdays
21:00-24:00
Saturdays
14:00-17:00
18:00-8:00 (next morning)
Sundays, national holiday, Aug. 15-16, Dec. 29-Jan. 4
10:00-17:00
18:00-24:00
Ophthalmology/Otolaryngology
Saturdays
18:00-22:00
Sundays, national holiday, Aug. 15-16, Dec. 29-Jan. 4
10:00-17:00
18:00-22:00
Internal Medicine
Saturdays
18:00-22:00
Sundays, national holiday, Aug. 15-16, Dec. 29-Jan. 4
10:00-17:00
18:00-22:00

Bring your health insurance ID card when visiting the clinics.
As a general rule, the clinics for sudden illness can prescribe medicine only for one day. Depending on the patientís condition, these clinics may not be able to accept them but may require that they be transferred to other emergency hospitals.
On March 1st, 2011, three clinics for sudden illness in Nakagyo ward, Yamashina ward, Ukyo ward were integrated and moved to the first floor of the Kyoto Prefecture Medical Association Building which is on the east side of JR Nijo Station.
Visitors can use the car park free of charge (they must leave the car park within 30 minutes from the time of payment).

For more information, contact the Kyoto City Medical Judgment Section: Tel: 075-213-2991.




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