Man dies in Japan after 25 hospitals refuse admittance
Updated: Wednesday, March 6 2013, 12:12 AM EST
JAPAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A 75-year-old Japanese man died after 25 hospitals refused to admit him.
Paramedics arrived to the man's home near Tokyo because he was having breathing problems.
The man was denied 36 times over two hours because the hospitals either had no beds left or not enough doctors.
The man was finally admitted to a hospital 20 minutes away, but died shortly after arriving.