About 10% of those who have been infected with coronavirus can experience late effects. Soon there will be separate clinics to follow up on patients with late effects.
Many people who have been infected with the coronavirus experience long-term ailments after the disease, such as heavy breathing, fatigue, or impaired sense of smell or taste.
As many as 10% of those infected may experience late effects, according to research results.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) told news bureau NTB that many people get help through adapted services at the municipal level, while others need specialized expertise and a broad interdisciplinary assessment in the specialist health service.
“The government wants to give these patients a better a more personalized offer. We, therefore, ask the regional health authorities to establish interdisciplinary follow-up clinics,” Solberg said.
The government has asked the Norwegian Directorate of Health to draw up a national plan for rehabilitation after coronavirus, which must be submitted by June 1.
“We want to build a good rehabilitation service for those who had coronavirus so that as many as possible can return to the life they lived before the pandemic,” the Prime Minister said.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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