Swedish concern Protective gears health workers

File photo from a Swedish infectious diseases ward
File photo from a Swedish infectious diseases ward

Coronavirus protective clothing guidelines cause concern for Swedish healthcare workers.

Protective gears short supply are problems in UK Italy Spain India . So in Sweden.

An easing of the Swedish guidelines on the level of protective gear that should be worn when working with coronavirus patients is causing concern among the country’s healthcare professionals.

The updated Public Health Agency guidelines now say employers should decide what kind of protective gear is necessary according to the situation. But healthcare staff are worried that will lead to a lowering of standards in an unpredictable environment.

Radio Sweden spoke to Cecilia Jakobsson from the Swedish Association of Health Professionals and Stockholm-based ICU nurse Lotta Dickman to find out more.

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