Pregnant women in quake-hit areas to get checkups in other municipalities

Pregnant women in Ishikawa, Niigata, Toyama and Fukui prefectures will be able to receive prenatal checkups in any municipalities where they evacuate to following Monday's earthquake.

Japan's Children and Families Agency has sent notification to municipalities across Japan.

The notification urges municipalities to issue tickets for checkups to such women, and make necessary adjustments to secure medical facilities for their checkups and delivery of babies.