Social Democratic Party (PSD) chairman Marcel Ciolacu said on Monday that an order was issued to evacuate Fundeni Hospital, adding that “hospitals of excellence are under attack” by Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu.
“What would you have done if you were the manager of the Foisor Hospital if you had been told that in two hours you have to evacuate the hospital? You know that the Foisor Hospital is a bone transplant medical unit. We’ve lost the lung transplant, we’ve lost the bone transplant, we’ve understood that orders are issued to also evacuate the Fundeni Hospital, so we’re also losing the liver and kidney transplant! Don’t you think there’s something fishy about it?! That these hospitals of excellence are attacked by Vlad Voiculescu?! It is the work of thousands of doctors to having reached these transplants in Romania,” Ciolacu said, in a press conference at the PSD headquarters, asked if the manager of the Foisor Hospital could have done anything to avoid evacuating patients in the way it was done.
Ciolacu noted that the authorities’ decision to divide hospitals into COVID and non-COFID is “nonsense”.
“Don’t you see that they always come with false themes, that ‘we’ll do, we’ll take measures’? Let’s see what they do! But isn’t Foisor Hospital under Mr. Nicusor Dan [Bucharest Mayor]’s command or have I forgotten it? We’ve been telling them for a year that this decision with COVID and non-COVID hospitals is nonsense. People have no access, the chronically ill, to the medical act, and Romanians die relentlessly. After a year the international statistics come to show that we were right and we rank 10th in mortality, including COVID, as well as the chronically ill,” Ciolacu said, according to Agerpres.
Simple motion against Minister of Health, submitted by PSD
The leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) deputies Alfred Simonis announced, on Monday, the submission of the simple motion against Minister of Health Vlad Voiculescu requesting its debate this week.
“I know that it is perhaps unprecedented in Parliament for a motion to be tabled against a minister twice in the same session. The truth is that we have had ministers confused by their lives and their role in ministries, but it seems that no one has ever got entangled like Mr. Voiculescu. (…) I want to convey a message to my colleagues from USR [Save Romania Union], PNL [National Liberal Party], UDMR [the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania], to the national minorities – when you vote the motion against Mr. Vlad Voiculescu you should think about your father, grandfather or child, that those people are taken out like dogs with catheters in their hands, in their arms, about whom Minister Voiculescu was saying they were happy. (…) Therefore, on behalf of the Parliamentary Group of the Social Democratic Party of the Chamber of Deputies, in accordance with article 112 of the Romanian Constitution and article 187 of the Rules of Procedure of the Chamber, I forward to you the simple motion entitled “For Romanians to live, Vlad Voiculescu must leave,” Alfred Simonis said in Parliament’s plenary sitting.
The Social Democrat requested that the motion be debated, according to the Rules of Procedure, within six days, noting that the meeting must be scheduled for this week.
The leader of the USR PLUS deputies, Ionut Mosteanu, specified that it is about six working days.
The Standing Bureau is to decide the calendar of the motion’s debate, as announced by the sitting chairman, the Liberal Laurentiu Leoreanu.