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  • 2020. máj. 19.

  • Subscribe to our channel! A nurse working at Brussels' Saint-Pierre Hospital accused the Belgian government of not doing enough to tackle the COVID-19 crisis during an interview with RT on Monday, as he explained the reasons why staff turned their backs on Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes when she recently visited. Nurse Nicolas Houyoux said he and his colleagues are demanding better staffing, better working conditions and better pay, while speaking from Brussels. Houyoux said he disagreed with the Belgian government's dealing of the crisis "because financial cuts are made every year on the health care system. And the way they see it is more on a financial side, so you have to fill up all your beds, everything must turn on to the maximum." After conceding the government did a good job with "the communication," Houyoux said the performance was dismal when it came to the delivery of sanitary equipment. "We've got nine ministers for the health, " the nurse continued. "And they are not even able to get something right." Houyoux was among the staff who turned their backs on the car of Wilmes when she visited the hospital on Saturday. As of Tuesday, Belgium registered 55,791 COVID-19 cases and 9,108 deaths related to the virus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Video ID: 20200519-039 Video on Demand: Contact: Twitter: Facebook: