Two male nurses at a Kiskunhalas psychiatric ward suspected of forcing patients into sex acts have been placed under preliminary arrest, top tab Blikk reports. The case against the two began to be put together back in February, when a pair of their female colleagues alerted the authorities to a pattern of cruelty and abuse that one said made the institution reminiscent of Auschwitz. According to one of the female nurses, whom Blikk identified as Éva, five or six staffers at the Pszichiátriai és Fogyatékos Betegek Otthona (Home of Psychiatric and Disabled Patients, above left) had been molesting patients on a daily basis, often forcing them to perform oral sex on other patients in exchange of cigarettes, food or water. “More cruel and disgusting things happened during night shifts,” she said.
The other nurse who reported the incidents, Judit, said patients were often badly beaten, and their abusers threatened other staffers, saying they would firebomb their homes if they alerted the police to what was going on.
Blikk was unable to get a comment out of the institution, further suggesting that in this case the insane may indeed be running the asylum.