Solberg wants to establish special clinics for those who experience late corona effects

Erna SolbergPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB
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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.

Improved offer

“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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1 Comment on "Solberg wants to establish special clinics for those who experience late corona effects"

  1. I think I may have had COVID in early February 2020. It wasn’t my usual, biennial bronchial pneumonia.

    However, I can’t get (official authorization to get) tested to see if I now/already have COVID antibodies. If Norway is so on-the-stick about COVID, why can’t I get tested??

    For older folks – I’m 74 – age-vulnerable conditions like cellulitis … deep skin infection (usually starting in the lower leg) which can lead to gangrene and amputation if not stopped … are now medically verified to be triggered by COVID. And I now have a serious case of cellulitis in my lower right leg – despite penicillin pills and topical ointment for some months now.

    Sunlight to trigger the skin’s immune system, diet and weight reduction (to thin the blood and improve circulation), keeping the leg up/horizontal, and washing feet and lower leg and putting a skin moisturizer/protector on them are other measures needing to be taken … as well as staying on your biological clock … which is difficult for a history game designer.

    So yes, a clinic like this would be important to have, but for areas more remote than Oslo there must be instruction/support given to local doctors for detecting and treating post-COVID effects.

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