DENMARK GOVERNMENT PLANNING EXTRA HEALTHCARE FUNDING

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Denmark Government is planning extra healthcare funding.
  • Available resources of Denmark are already being used for combatting COVID-19.

Denmark Government is planning extra healthcare funding. Available resources of Denmark are already being used for combatting COVID-19. Due to increasing elderly population, rising medicine costs, and arrival of new as well as expensive treatment options, the resources of a Danish healthcare system are under pressure and the government of Denmark is worried about this.

Denmark has been struggling to eradicate coronavirus since past one year. Danish government is receiving suggestions that an extra funding DKK 2.1 billion (equal to € 0.28 billion or US $ 342 million 649 thousand 720) might be required to run the healthcare service sector in Denmark. Danish Government believes that good healthcare is also required for citizens not infected with coronavirus.

Stephanie Lose, the Chairman of the Danish Regions, told media that Denmark was in a dire need for more resources. She said that coronavirus epidemic put tremendous pressure on the healthcare system and healthcare workers. Even after COVID-19, a healthcare system that can offer patients world-class treatment would be must. Such healthcare system would requires investments from the government now.

Experts from healthcare sector and civil services noted that the in the growing Danish population, the number of older citizens was increasing. As old people required more medical care, the Danish healthcare system was under great pressure, both due to old patients and many young patients due to coronavirus outbreak. According to a new analysis from the University of Southern Denmark, new treatment options, technologies, and medicines lead to 60% the increase in healthcare costs in Denmark.

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