Only twelve Ukrainian patients have come to Norway so far

Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

Norway said it would receive 550 Ukrainian patients and give them treatment, but so far, only twelve have come to the country, TV 2 reports.

The Norwegian Directorate of Health states that patients who have arrived need treatment for serious diseases such as cancer or other life-threatening conditions, according to TV 2.

According to the Directorate’s Steinar Olsen, Norway has a greater capacity to help.

“Poland has a great ability to provide help down there, and that is positive. In the countries around Ukraine, we think they have relatively good control so far, but that can change quickly,” Olsen said.

At the same time, he fears that many people in need of health care will not be able to get out of war-torn Ukraine.

Almost four weeks ago, the government offered to evacuate 550 Ukrainian patients to Norway through a collaboration with the EU.

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

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