The opposition Socialist Party has initiated a meeting of Parliament’s welfare committee to clarify the situation that arose at the Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Hospital during the novel coronavirus epidemic, the committee’s Socialist chairman Lajos Korózs said at an online press conference. Korózs expressed hope that members of the operative board coordinating the response against the coronavirus outbreak, including Minister of Human Resources Miklós Kásler and Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller will also appear at the meeting convened for Wednesday.
He said the number of coronavirus fatalities was extremely high at the Kőbánya hospital, which was also the provider for the elderly care home in Pesti Road. Korózs said it should be clarified why the hospital was not properly prepared to care for Covid-19 patients and why it only ordered testing of the medical staff at the end of March.
Earlier this week Müller reported that so far 42 residents of the Pesti Road facility had died of Covid-19 and 305 tested positive.