The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) on Thursday accused the government of “starting the second year of the coronavirus pandemic” without any preparations or a vaccination plan.
DK’s Erzsébet Gy Németh, who is deputy mayor of Budapest, told an online press conference that vaccines are now available but the government “tries to use the situation in a sneaky, alternative way”. She said she had contacted Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller several times concerning “the chaos surrounding inoculation in elderly care homes” but she has not received any response. She added that according to some reports, these institutions are notified about vaccination plans one day ahead only.
Gy Németh called on the government to stop risking people’s lives and treat the most endangered groups of the population with special care.
Zoltán Komáromi, DK’s health expert, said that GPs are not getting sufficient information, either. “Without a vaccination plan, e-mails received by GPs’ surgeries determine who gets vaccinated, when and how,” he added.
DK demands a transparent and easy to follow, precisely laid-out vaccination plan, and vaccines that have been approved by the European Medicines Agency, he said.
featured image: Gy Németh and Komáromi at the press conference; via DK- Facebook