- The increasing spread of infection is worrying.

Even though the pandemic's impact on health care is still moderate, the impact on all societal functions in Östergötland is now so great that we must once again see this as a special event.

Therefore, special healthcare management is now being established, says regional director Krister Björkegren, in the press release.

During the autumn, the region continued to work on preparations and issues related to covid-19, a work that has been intensified recently.

- We are well prepared and feel confident that we will be able to meet the care needs that may arise in the future, says care director Jessica Frisk, who together with care director Ninnie Borendal Wodlin will lead special health care management at the regional level.