According to research conducted by the Chief Physician of the National Spinal Medicine Centre, the condition of patients has deteriorated. Due to the situation caused by the coronavirus, 1,400 patients are waiting for spinal intervention.
Ferenc Mária, the chief physician of the National Spinal Medicine Centre, conducted research on the condition of patients. The result was frustrating, with patients reporting deteriorating conditions, pain, and difficult living circumstances.
1,300-1,400 patients are waiting for surgery.
Hundreds of them signed up for surgery during the epidemic period. In eighty-five per cent of those surveyed, their condition worsened since they were scheduled for surgery. The majority of respondents reported that it was an increasing problem for patients to complete their daily tasks. The huge problem is that patients did not receive treatments due to the epidemic. Pain-relieving, quality-of-life-enhancing treatments, physiotherapy, or other treatments are of great help in both the mental and physical condition of patients.
Patients were taking painkiller medicines on a daily basis.
Due to the pain, the patients struggled with sleeping disorders, as a result of which they could not do the daytime work properly. Chief physician Péter Pál Varga stated that the assessment and examination of the patients had already begun. Based on this, an order is set up for the patients, writes portfolio.hu. The problem is that many doctors are on holiday due to the rest of the extra load after coronavirus. It is estimated that they will be able to perform 10-15 interventions per day.
There are health care system problems not only in the Hungarian capital but also in Zalaegerszeg. Seven traumatologists of St. Rafael Hospital in Zala County have resigned due to low salaries, writes blikk.hu.
Consequently, emergency care was discontinued at the Zalaegerszeg hospital.
Patients in need of more extreme care and those waiting for surgery are transported to Nagykanizsa and Kaposvár. The hospital’s director general officially signalled the problem on the 8th of July.
“Since the doctors working in the traumatology department did not let go of their demands, so we closed the negotiations, we consider the dismissal of traumatologists who do not want to cooperate with the institution final. The management of St. Raphael Hospital in Zala County has indicated to the competent authorities the need to reorganise continuous care in order to ensure the security of care,” can be read in the official announcement.