Uneducated male migrant treated patients for two years at Swedish hospital

In 2016, employees at Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg told their managers about the foreign-born man who pretended to be a nurse. The man could not perform even the most basic tasks.

The managers did a quick check with the National Board of Health, noted that the man’s papers appeared to be in order and allowed him to work.

That he did not know what type of drug Alvedon (Paracetamol) was or how to take a blood sample was ignored.

According to his papers he had a nursing education in Romania. He later admitted that he did not attend the school, instead he had worked in Sweden as a truck driver while taking a course in Swedish.

Despite concerned reports from his colleagues – and even though corruption is a widespread problem in Romania, neither Sahlgrenska nor the National Board of Health saw any reasons for investigating the matter.

Not until now, two years later, has the man been suspended and an investigation has been initiated. Sahlgrenska makes no promise to dismiss or report him to the police, only to “see what the investigation results in”.

And the National Board of Health does not comment on the matter or take any responsibility either.

The investigative TV show Uppdrag Granskning’s disclosures on how migrants in Sweden work as nurses without education and with false credentials have shocked the Swedes, who up until now have believed that they meet competent personnel when seeking care.

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