A Hungarian citizen is to sue the government because he lost two of his relatives in the coronavirus epidemic. He said that his mother did not receive the proper vaccine, and he could not say goodbye to his sister.
According to hvg.hu, Jenő Ferincz lives in Nagykanizsa, Zala county. His sister died of coronavirus in the local Szent Rafael Hospital. His mother died of the complications that followed after she got the virus in the Kanizsai Dorottya Hospital. He talked about his story to today’s Népszava and added that he would sue the government.
Mr Ferincz said that the Kanizsai Dorottya Hospital did not let him say goodbye to his sister. By the time he arrived in the institute, the nurses had already taken his sister to the pathology. Based on the rules, he could not enter there. Moreover, he could only take the last glimpse of his mother in another local hospital through the window glass.
He criticised the measure of the hospitals and highlighted
he was not even sure whether he got the ashes of his relatives from the hospitals.
“There were a lot of cases when hospital staff mixed up the bodies. Thus, I cannot be sure.” Beáta Gasztonyi, the director of the Szent Rafael Hospital, said that they use special disinfection in the pathology department. Therefore, nobody can enter. She added that mixing up bodies could not happen thanks to their relevant, strict protocol.
The man complained that he had to pay for the dressing costs of his sister even though the hospital does not dress people who died of COVID-19.
An expert of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (TASZ) told Népszava that, in the case of patients in the final stadium, hospitals could not ban visits. Beatrix Vissy added that provided the medical professionals realise they cannot save a person’s life, they have to notify the relatives immediately.
In the case of COVID-19 patients, rules might be stricter, but they cannot ban people from saying goodbye to their relatives.
Jenő Ferincz now plans to sue the government. He said that his mother received the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, which did not provide the needed protection. He added that his mother could not choose because that was the only available type back then. In a radio interview,
PM Viktor Orbán cleared that he and his government bore all responsibility for the decisions during the pandemic.
That is why he wants to sue the government for the deaths of his relatives.
As we reported before, since the first outbreak, 1,355,084 infections have been registered, while 40,601 deaths have been recorded in Hungary. In the past 24 hours, altogether 94 patients died of a Covid-related illness, while 6,851 new coronavirus infections were registered.
Source: hvg.hu, DNH, Népszava