German hospital refuses patients from Russia and Belarus
Iatros Hospital in Munich asks its staff not to receive patients from Russia and Belarus.
A German hospital has apologized after a slurry of condemnation and criticism for preventing its employees from accepting patients from Russia and Belarus.
German local media reported Friday that Iatros-Klinik GmbH hospital in Munich sent an administrative order earlier to its employees not to receive Russian and Belarusian patients.
The hospital had asked the administrators to postpone the planned operations of the Russian and Belarusian patients if any, and in its administrative order, the hospital strongly condemned the Russian special military operation in Ukraine with the help of the Belarusian government.
After the hospital's administrative order was circulated on social media, the hospital was slammed with a wave of criticism and objections to unprofessional and inhumane behavior.
This is insane. A hospital in Munich, Germany sent this letter where they announce that "from now on and until further notice, we will not treat Russian and Belarusian citizens."— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) March 10, 2022
Source is RTL (one of Germany's largest media): https://t.co/OJWwWqnonq pic.twitter.com/3ey6i52FY2
The hospital was forced to apologize, without confirming if it would continue to receive Russian and Belarusian patients.
German MP: NATO responsible for Ukraine crisis
Alice Weidel, co-leader of the German political party Alternative for Germany (AfD), described the current tense situation surrounding Ukraine as "a failure of the West," saying the West failed to assure Kiev's neutrality at an early stage.
The lawmaker added that her party hopes that measures are taken "to put Ukraine and all other surrounding countries on a neutral status and not continuously pushing the frontiers of NATO's eastward expansion," as she spoke in German Parliament.
NATO, particularly Germany and France, should have interfered sooner, according to the politician. Furthermore, the current crisis sets in action political processes "that we may no longer be able to control afterwards."