The government made it mandatory for hospital staff and healthcare professionals to take the vaccine. Those who did not obey the new rule will be fired.
Coronavirus in Hungary is getting worse each day. Even university students were obligated to take the jab. In our former article, we informed the general public that at the University of Debrecen, everyone who studies general medicine, dental medicine, pharmacy, public health, or anybody who participates in preparatory courses had to take at least one of the two vaccines by 6 September, regardless of the students’ nationality or citizenship.
In early September, several patients and hospital staff got Covid-19 at Szent János hospital, and the hospital stopped taking up new patients for a while at the infected department. Then the opening of schools caused an issue, as many students got covid and spread the virus due to lack of testing. You can read more about this issue HERE.
No wonder that the government tried every possible solution to stop the virus from spreading. The new rule was introduced, according to which all hospital and healthcare workers are obligated to take the vaccine. Those who refuse to obey the new rule will be fired.
At the University of Miskolc and the University of Szeged, students can enter the building only if they wear a mask. This rule was necessary because the virus has been causing more issues since August. More and more people are hospitalised, and the number of patients on respirators and deceased people are growing. The problem is aggravated by hospital staff leaving the field due to their decision not to get the vaccine. – reported RTL.
Adrianna Soós, leader of Independent Health Trade Union (Független Egészségügyi Szakszervezet), told the tv channel that in smaller hospitals, 4-5 people could terminate work contracts, but in other hospitals, 15-80 employees could lose their job. The total number of dismissed employees could be 2,000-3,000.
It turns out that not only healthcare professionals such as doctors and nurses could get fired, but also other staff members. If someone does not work directly with patients but could be in contact with them, such as cleaning staff or caretakers, but in some cases even the members of the economy department, they could lose their job as well. Those who do not have proof that they refused the vaccine due to health concerns will not get dismission pay.
Source: RTL, Daily News Hungary