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Nyíregyháza Hospital Director Treated for Coronavirus Dies

Fanni Kaszás 2020.10.21.

On Wednesday, Gusztáv Adorján, Director General of the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Hospitals and University Teaching Hospital, died after contracting the coronavirus. The news was confirmed by Éva Vitkai, spokesperson for the hospital.

Gusztáv Adorján was transported to Budapest in early October because he needed hospital treatment due to his coronavirus infection, and his condition became severe. The director of the Nyíregyháza hospital was 66 years old.

Adorján was not only the director-general of the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Hospitals and University Teaching Hospital where the moderate coronavirus patients from three neighboring counties were being treated, but the leader of the Fidesz faction of the local assembly as well. According to previous information, he attended a committee meeting before the general local assembly meeting on September 30th, but he did not attend the latter.

Earlier, Magyar Narancs wrote that the director’s contact research had been done, and none of his direct staff  caught the virus. The duties of the director were performed during his illness by his deputy. The hospital reported the director’s death on both the hospital’s website and Facebook page.

Gusztáv Adorján, Director General of the Nyíregyháza hospital (right) and Staff Sergeant Szabolcs Katona (left), Logistics Assistant of the Hospital Commander, greet each other in April at the receipt of the new shipment of medical protective equipment. (photo: Attila Balázs/MTI)

Gusztáv Adorján was appointed in 2010 as the managing director of the Jósa András Oktatókórház Nonprofit Kft. In 2013, the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Hospitals and the University Teaching Hospital were established as the integration of four hospitals. Adorján first became deputy director of the hospital, and from 2015 he became its director-general.

In a statement, the Ministry of Human Resources wrote that Adorján also did important work in the fields of obstetrics, gynaecological oncology, and oncology surgery. He was a board member of the Hungarian Society of Gynecological Oncologists and also participated on the editorial board of the Journal of Gynecological Oncology. He played an important role in developing the hospital’s gynecological oncology surgical profile and introducing new surgical technology.

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He has been a member of the local assembly since 2010 and later became chairman of the Fidesz faction. In 2016, the General Assembly also elected him an honorary citizen of Nyíregyháza “in recognition of his outstandingly successful activities for the development and rise of the City of Nyíregyháza and the aging of its reputation.” In addition, from 2015 he was also the chief guardian of the Trans-Tisza Reformed Diocese, and for three cycles he was a presbyter in the Nyíregyháza-City Reformed Parish.

Director of St. János Hospital tested positive for coronavirus

Another hospital director, Péter Takács, of the North-Central Buda Center, St. John’s Hospital and Clinic, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the hospital posted on its Facebook page.

Pozitív lett Dr. Takács Péter Covid tesztje

Az Észak-Közép-budai Centrum, Új Szent János Kórház és Szakrendelő…

Posted by Észak-Közép-budai Centrum, Új Szent János Kórház és Szakrendelő on Tuesday, 20 October 2020

The statement said that the director-general was tested on Tuesday morning, and he was informed of the positive result in the early evening. The post added that due to the strict epidemiological control protocol, Péter Takács does not have close contacts in the hospital. He is asymptomatic and will perform his duties from home for the next ten days.

featured photo: Zoltán Máthé/MTI