Pandemic halts more than 91,000 medical operations last year

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  • Last year, over 443,000 operations were carried out in Sweden which is more than 91,000 fewer than in 2019.
  • Gunnar Enlund, a senior doctor at the Akademiska hospital in Uppsala who works with the preoperative register says he's never seen such a decline.
  • "Should we be able to operate and catch up, we should increase our capacity by about 10 percent and then it would take 20 months," he tells Swedish Radio News.