Japanese Hospital Acting as Consultant for Yakitate!! Japan Creator's New Medical Manga

The Daily Yomiuri reports that Tokyo University Hospital in Bunkyo Ward has been asked to act as a consultant for Yakitate!! Japan creator Takashi Hashiguchi's new medical manga, Saijo no Meii (The Best Skilled Surgeon), which is currently serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday. This is the first time a hospital has acted as a consultant for a manga:

A member of the editorial staff at the weekly comic magazine first contacted the hospital to obtain background information on recent medical issues, such as the shortage of surgeons, prompting the hospital to suggest it act as a consultant for the medical content appearing in the manga.