Health Minister Kjerkol wants to make it easier for Ukrainian health workers to get a job in Norway

Ingvild KjerkolPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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According to Minister of Health and Care Services Ingvild Kjerkol (AP), Ukrainian refugees with an education in health should face obstacles when it comes to getting a job in Norway. 

“We want to help the refugees have a meaningful everyday life. It is important for many people to be able to use their competence and participate in society. It will also be positive if the professionals in our health service get more colleagues. Therefore, we are now taking more steps to make it easier for the refugees to work in health care in Norway,” Kjerkol stated in a press release.

On Friday, she informed the country’s municipalities and county governors that Ukrainian refugees could be used as assistants in the health service under the supervision of responsible health personnel.

Multiple Ukrainian refugees coming to Norway have an education in health but lack documentation to prove it. The government wants to make it easier for more of them to use their health professional competence by exempting them from certain documentation requirements, Kjerkol stated.

The Norwegian Directorate of Health will now consider a separate approval scheme for health professions for refugees who lack documentation of completed education.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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