The opposition Socialists renewed their demand that Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler resign, citing “crises” in the education, health-care and social sectors. Lajos Korózs, the head of parliament’s welfare committee, told an online news conference that Kásler’s ministry had “failed” and had become “inoperable”.
The Socialist politician said the sector’s employers and employees each paid 2.4 million forints (EUR 6,800) in taxes on average, yet hospitals lacked basic supplies. The Socialists are calling for a stand-alone health ministry, Korózs said.
Kásler, he added, had also failed to answer a Socialist Party query concerning “data on 4,000 coronavirus tests disappearing from the public health institute’s website”, as well as other statistical anomalies.