First aid stations in Norway lack doctors: survey

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-28 03:24:56|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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OSLO, May 27 (Xinhua) -- A recent survey in Norway showed that emergency services in the country have problems recruiting enough doctors and nurses, news agency NTB reported Monday.

The survey was conducted by the National Center for Emergency Primary Health Care (NKLM).

According to Jesper Blinkenberg, head of NKLM, approximately one in 10 first aid services on national level have problems to recruit enough doctors and nurses.

"In first aid stations we cannot hire newly qualified nurses. Laws indicate that the nurses must have relevant experience from before," said Jorgen Bjornstad, head of first aid station in Bodo in northern Norway.

This, according to him, leads to many vacancies and fewer applicants to the positions.

Gjertrud Krokaa, head of the Nursing Association in the country of Nordland, who recorded biggest lack of doctors and nurses, said that she was not surprised by the results of the survey.

Krokaa believed that first aid stations often only advertise part-time jobs, and emphasizes that the lack of nurses and doctors creates an unsafe society, NTB reported.