Stunning footage of a bed bug infested patient has caused an uproar after a sickening video was leaked online.
The nightmare scenario happened at a nursing home for psychiatric patients in Szentgotthard, Vas county, Hungary, where a mentally ill person lying on a bed was covered by the animals.
The video was released on social media by an unknown person in front of a local news outlet Atlaszo made the institution even better known by sharing the footage on their website.
Viewers can only see one patient in a single bed, but all beds are reportedly equally affected by bed bug infestations.
Atlatszo claimed that an unknown source from the facility, which opened in 1952, said the horrible conditions hadn’t changed since 2018.
The hospital has 734 beds in two infected buildings, the largest in the country, but bed bugs keep returning despite efforts to solve the problem.
The informant said: “There are such small beatings, but after two or three days the same situation arises.”
This is apparently because some of the eggs were missed, allowing them to hatch later and start the process all over again.
A nurse reported that the bugs returned to the hospital within 30 minutes even after beds were fully sterilized and sheets changed.
This was because they lacked the proper equipment to completely eradicate the animals and ensure they could not return.
The whistleblower said, “It doesn’t matter what they do, because no matter they put on a fresh sheet or blanket, after half an hour if you look at it, about 50-60 insects appear around it.” Vacuuming and Cleaning is in vain.”
It got so bad for the patients that they even started a petition, but they were neglected and no progress was made for several years.
The patients’ family members were unaware of their living conditions as they were only allowed to meet them in designated areas, such as outside or in the reception area.
As a result, the scandal was able to last so long because no one else was able to witness the horrific living conditions.
However, that lasted until recent footage surfaced.
The facility has since responded, and officials claim the nursing staff did their best to fix the problem.
A statement written to Atlatszo said: “In order to eliminate the infection, both the institution and the caregiver will take the necessary measures.”
“The visit of the beneficiaries will be ensured in accordance with the visiting regulations applicable to the institution.”
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