1. Japan Poison Information Center (JPIC)
; 2. Local Governments; 3. University Hospitals; 4.
Other Hospitals; 5. Japan Medical Association; 6. University
of Shinshu; 7. Fire Departments; 8. Others; 9. Unknown
A variety of organiazations provided therapeutic information
about sarin poisoning to 157 (75%) out of 210 hospitals/clinics
investigated, mainly by facsimile transmission. The most important
Japan Poison Information Center(JPIC) and the second was a
number of medical colleges. Seventy-three (35%) of 210
hospitals/clinics requested advise from JPIC on the day of the
attack. However, its phone lines were constantly busy for several
hours after the event.