A doctor from Leipzig-Reudnitz has decided that in his orthopedic surgery he will only treat those who have been vaccinated against coronavirus or have recovered. By doing so, he has caused a great discussion among those who have to remain outside for this reason.
The Leipzig doctor only treats the unvaccinated
On the front door of his office hangs a large sign that reads “The 2G rule applies here.” In addition, a card with the following message is hung on the door: “Dear patients, due to the pandemic situation, the 2G rule is in effect in our practice with immediate effect. Please show current proof of complete coronavirus vaccination or proof of cure. All other patients are asked to call to schedule their next appointment. In the event of an emergency, please contact your family physician or emergency centers.”
Patient in pain was sent home
“My daughter has been treated by this doctor since she was young. She is 16 years old and was sent home despite the pain.” – says a resident of Leipzig (last name known to editors). “My daughter was completely confused and felt really attacked. We wonder if the doctor even has the right to do this.”
Health authority explains: doctor had no right to send patient home
In response to an inquiry by BILD editors, the health authority explains, “No, the doctor cannot do that. Everyone has the right to treatment, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated.”
But the doctor is enforcing a rule that he himself established. When asked about it, he refused to comment. Only his receptionist explained briefly, “There are employees here who need to be protected!”