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Nagasaki Prefecture to Subsidize Islanders’ Travel for Long-Term Care

The government of Nagasaki Prefecture announced that starting next year, it will provide subsidies to both professional long-term care providers to travel by ship to the prefecture’s outlying islands when residents there require their services, and to the people who live on those islands who require the care and must travel to receive it. The subsidy will cover most of the fare for traveling by ship. The prefecture will be the second in the region to implement such a program. Okinawa began a similar program in 2006.

Published: Jan 9, 2009 / Last Updated: Jan 9, 2009

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