Horrendous Conditions At Home For Disabled

  • 5 May 2017 7:00 AM
Horrendous Conditions At Home For Disabled
The Human Resources Ministry plans to close a home for the mentally and physically disabled after shocking conditions were discovered at the institution and reported in international media.

The director of the Topház disabled persons home in Göd, north of Budapest has been suspended following a report by the British-Hungarian Mental Disabilities Advocacy Centre.

Residents were malnourished, many were kept in chains, and others had open, untreated wounds, while some of the home’s 220 children were tied to their beds or made to wear straitjackets.

The ministry said it is launching an immediate inquiry and will name a new director.

Thousands of mentally and physically disabled persons are housed in such closed institutions around the country.

The ministry said the cabinet intends to close such big institutions and relocate disabled and psychiatric patients into a more family-like environment.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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