Three of seven nursing homes wards in Tromsdalen have been affected by coronary heart disease.
In a text message to all relatives, it is stated that the Otium Care and Housing Center will be closed for visits until further notice.
The cause is coronary heart disease among employees. A total of four employees have been confirmed infected, unit manager Jean-Eric Resvik Nordelles reported.
– Risvik says we have an unresolved situation in three sections.
More than 120 health workers in Tromsø are not immunized: – Strong consideration should be given to keeping away from patients
Works with infection tracking
Other employees are now being asked to test themselves. At present, it is uncertain whether or not this is the omicron variant of the Coronavirus.
– We’re working with infection tracing now, Risvik reports Tuesday afternoon.
It shows that department heads have already done extensive mapping work.
Nordless announced two weeks ago that More than 120 health workers in Tromsø municipality are not immunized. Another 60 people only received one dose of the vaccine.
These employees make up 11.2 percent of the people employed to care for some of the sickest people in Tromsø municipality.
Risvik will not comment on whether any of the coronavirus-positive employees at the Otium Housing and Social Care Center are not immune.
However, the situation is so confusing that the center chose to close.
– Until the situation is cleared up, says Resvik, we must close to visitors.
Infected employees are in isolation and following national guidelines.
– Now we must make sure that the patients are not infected, says the unit commander.
The Otium Housing and Care Center is located in Tromsdalen and houses 137 residents in seven suites. Three of these are therefore affected by infection. The center is a permanent home for elderly people who need care and for young adults with dementia.
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