Corona solidarity: Norway is ready to send health personnel to Sweden

Stefan LöfvenPhoto: Erik Simander / TT / NTB
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Norwegian authorities are ready to send Norwegian health personnel to Sweden, the Ministry of Health and Care Services told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

According to NRK, Norway has not yet received a formal inquiry from Sweden, but the Ministry of Health and Care Services says they will help Sweden if they receive a request.

“We have not received a request for assistance from Sweden,” State Secretary Maria Jahrmann Bjerke in the Ministry of Health and Care Services told NRK, adding that the Ministry would consider such a request positively.

On Saturday, it was also announced that Finland would help Sweden, which is experiencing one of its worst health crises in recent times. 

Gloomy figures

In Sweden, 320,098 have so far been diagnosed with coronavirus, while the number of corona-related deaths has risen to 7,514.

Bjerke says that a health contingency agreement is in place between the Nordic countries.

“The agreement allows for the sharing and transport of assistance in health care, including hospital treatment. We must assess our capacity if we receive an inquiry about a specific need,” Bjerke said.

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1 Comment on "Corona solidarity: Norway is ready to send health personnel to Sweden"

  1. Any personnel sent should be volunteers only – they should not be “ordered” to go.

    And if there aren’t enough as promised, then, the administrators should send themselves.

    The Swedes collectively are responsible for their coronavirus plight just as they are for (letting in) the organized crime gangs taking over their cities.

    Criminal stupidity and incompetence should not be rewarded.

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