Hello to everyone! I’m Kakharman Esmembetov, a doctor – hepatologist living in Japan. You’ll see my laboratory, at a Japanese hospital, and at a restaurant with exotic food. Everything will be interesting, I promise!
Sunrise in Japan is one of the earliest on the globe. Mountains covering about 75 % of the country’s territory make sunrise and sunset mindbending.
Breakfast of a single man where morning mailing is the starter)
It takes me 3 minutes to walk to my working place. Look at the sidewalk. In Japan all of them have a special tactile path for blind people.
National Medical Centre of Nagasaki (NMC) is one of the largest medical and preventive institutions on Kyushu Island. This centre is a part of of National Organization of Hospitals in Japan which includes 144 hospitals. The 10-storey building is a day and night clinic where 600 patients can stay. The 3-storey building connected with the first one is a polyclinic. Doctors in it daily receives about 800 patients. The staff of the center is about 900 people with 182 doctors among.
Our “green” parking. My clinic supplies me a bike but I seldom use it as I live nearby.
Main entrance of the NMC. Everything is thought out and built well: there are some parkings surrounding the centre from 3 sides, all day round taxi stop near the main entrance and a lot of mass transport routs pass here and connect the centre with all the parts of the city.
Polyclinic reception in the early morning. There is a tradition to greet everyone from the staff even if you don’t know him. It’s difficult to accustom to not shake hands. Japanese never sake hands when saying “hallo” to each other, they just greet (bow).
A little cafe in the lobby of NMC.
The first floor is for specialists’ consulting rooms, diagnostic department and small OP-theatres.
The second floor. The specialists are working.
This is the office I have my working place at. I make my experiments here and study illnesses of liver and bile passages, especially virus heps.
My working place as I see it. You see two computers one is mine and that one on the left belongs to the centre. They refused to connect mine to the local net. Frankly speaking, almost everyone here has two computers on his/her desk, the reason is the same.
9th floor. Hepatologic unit of the centre. At 8.45 I’ll have briefing with the experiment curator.
The briefing is usually held at the office of Clinical Research Centre of NMC director general, Professor Ishibashi (in the middle).
The mission of my experiment is to find that part of DNA coding receptiveness to the virus of hep B and test it for possibility of changes.
To have good results you must be careful and attentive.
The amplifier helps us to find the nessasory fragment of DNA and reproduce it a lot of times until we get enough material.
Everything is OK and the material needed will be ready in 2 hours and we’ll be able to start the second part of our experiment.
The second part – restrict analysis – is a new thing for me that’s why Dr. Migitaс, an experienced specialist in lab work, helps me.
The end product.
The last and the most emotional step – digital processing.
The samples marked have some changes in DNA molecule. After processing all the samples we have we’ll make a conclusion. This experiment can show us objective laws of people’s receptiveness to the virus of hep B and disease state on genetic level.
Lunch time. I usually have some vegetable salad, Japanese soup miso, fried chicken, rice and a glass of water. You can eat with chopsticks or spoon and fork.
The view from our canteen windows.
Japanese service is the best. They are always hearty.
A restaurant for the patients is on the 11th floor. Also you can find here a tea ceremony hall and laundry room.
You also can find a drink you want there.
One of our helicopters.
They make about 180 flights per year for rescue emergency care.
Our centre little library.
Doctors’ round. This is a free of charge ward for 4 persons. You must only have a health benefits.
A VIP-ward for 1 person. A patient should pay about 10,000 yen ($ 131) per day for it.
Dr. Nagaoka shows me an electronic medical history. I think it’s very useful and comfortable to have all medical histories in digital form.
Discussing the patient.
Ultrasound investigation of patient’s liver.
Dr. Vaye doing frequency ablation, a kind of operation when oncoma is eliminated with the help of electrode burning out its cells.
I’m studying with Professor Itoh.
My working day is over. On my leaving I saw guys cleaning walls of the clinic lobby
and Professor Ishibashi sending a letter.
At the restaurant. On of the swimming squids will be eaten soon.
Here it is.
All of the people you see are doctors. They are from different countries.
and everyone is glad to present his culture singing a song.
A photo as a memento.
I’m at home speaking with my friends over Skype.
Soon my wife-to-be will come to Japan… Thinking of it I fell asleep.
Good night, Japan!
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