Sweden will spend an extra SEK 7 billion on the health system and vaccinations in the fight against the corona pandemic.
In addition to the purchase and roll-out of vaccines, the billions will be used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients and other treatments that have been postponed due to the pandemic.
“We are adding financial resources to strengthen the vaccination and infection control work,” Minister of Finance Magdalena Andersson said at a press conference on Tuesday.
The proposal for extra money for the health service has been made in an additional proposal for a revised budget.
“We are putting forward a proposal to add another two billion to the regions,” Andersson said. The regions are responsible for health services in Sweden.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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