The opposition Socialists have repeated their call on Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler to resign, saying he was unqualified for the job. The education, health-care and social sectors are all facing crisis situations “as the minister exchanges letters with hospitals instead of drafting decrees or initiating legislative amendments”, Lajos Korózs, the Socialist head of parliament’s welfare committee, said. “The situation in the health-care sector is even more chaotic since the resumption of services on Monday than it was a week ago,” Korózs said.
Patients and professional organisations have both criticised the state of the health-care system “but it’s clear that their complaints are being ignored”, he said. Korózs also said the ministry had yet to clarify how many of the recently vacated hospital beds would be returned to the relevant hospital departments once the epidemic subsides.