Oslo has been fined 2 million for providing inadequate health care services to a woman who died of emaciation in her own home.
Police have withdrawn charges against the municipality for not having identified that the woman was in need of care and health care, and will not take action after receiving concerned reports, writes the newspaper VG.
According to the charge, the woman was transferred from Madserud nursing home to her own home in Oslo in January 2015. In the subsequent period, the municipality failed to give the woman the necessary and proper health care, said to the writ.
The woman was found to have died from starvation in autumn, 2015.
‘This is a tragic and painful issue for everyone, especially for the relatives. We take responsibility for what has happened. Still, I want to emphasize that all residents of the borough of Ullern should feel confident that they will receive proper health care when they need it’, said the district director (bydelsdirektør), Marie Anbjørg Joten, in Ullern.
The municipality is willing to accept the fine, which was issued in August, but is in discussions with the police about the amount.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today