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After the close encounter Leaves students in coronamørke

It is morning at the hospitalsafsnittet.

A medical student has just been in to take a blood test on a patient, that host on the students with the drops that can be felt.

A patient who was eventually tested for the corona of two weeks in advance.

the Guard is over, and the student packs his stuff and bike home. The patient should be inoculated in the evening, but the medical students get no message about the result.

the Extra Leaf has been in contact with the person who does not want to stand up with the name because of his job situation.

More stories from medical students draws a picture of that agency workers at Danish hospitals often are forgotten in the communication.

A part of the students working in several departments at the same time and can potentially take covid-infection around, if they are not informed.

Mia Jensen was asked to a meeting at work one morning in the beginning of the coronanedlukningen.

She got the message that it was a coronapatient, she was in for, but when she met in, was the message that the patient was tested negative.

She was in the living room without protective equipment. A doctor came in later and said that the patient should return in isolation, and she then got all the equipment on.

- So I went home and got nothing to know. I was not told that they would call me. I got no call. But then I talked with one of the others on my team on the situation. She was there for me and told me so, that the patient had been tested positive.

She knew not that she would now have to be extra careful and get tested.

At that time could only be tested if they showed symptoms.

- We are sent around to all the hospitals. We are being sent around to those who are most ill. It is those who have the need for us to sit guard on them, she says.

Camilla Westergaard has even experienced a lack of communication on the infected. Private/Camilla Westergaard

Camilla Westergaard experienced not to be informed that the section she was on, was temporarily made into a corona-section.

I reached to take blood samples on two people, so I thought that it was strange that there were so many who were isolated on the ward. I went in and asked the staff, whether it was the corona. They said that yes, that was it.

There was not put up signs on the door that it was coronapatienter, but the permanent staff knew it.

She had protective equipment on, but because she knew that it was a coronapatient, she had no glasses or visor on.

Camilla Westergaard has also heard several reports from colleagues, who had accidentally found out that they had been inside of a coronapatient, when they met on the ward the day after.

It goes fast and is a complicated process, when a patient is tested positive with corona.

the tracking down of who has been in contact with the patient and how long, is hard, describes the Purlins Bengård Andersen, senior consultant physician at the infectious disease department at the national university hospital.

- We have a system – or should have it. It is the responsibility of the department, who discovers that a patient is covid-positive, to inform all, who have been in close contact with the person. I can imagine that FADL-guards may sometimes be forgotten, since they are not permanent employees in the departments – so yes, it should indskærpes.

At the Association of Danish medical students (FADL), they stress that you must be aware of the symptoms, but believe that the responsibility lies with the hospitalsafdelingerne.

'It is not by any means in order, if a vagttager not be informed about that you have been exposed to possible infection. It is not fair for vagttageren, and, nor, moreover, for the patients,' write the president, William Tomassen, in an email response.

FADL stands for the Association of Danish medical students.

It is a trade union and an organization for medical students.

As medical students, you can in the course of his study take a variety of different types of guards in the hospitals – both as sygeplejevikar and later in the studio as lægevikar.

By the guards is FADL also a vagtbureau for the students as they stand for a variety of different types vikarhold of the students.

You can as medical students, for example, take blood tests, or work as ventilatør at Danish hospitals.

As medical students are often not permanent employees of the various hospital departments, they do not get the same offer to be tested for antibodies against covid-19, as the permanent staff.

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the Extra Leaf has been in contact with several medical students, who have told about the problems associated with lack of notification for contact with the covid-infected.

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