A patient admitted to a sterile room to treat lymphoma denounces a “lack of humanity”. To see her, her husband and her son, who, like her, are not vaccinated, must systematically pay for the tests. An unbearable financial burden.
“The law is harsh, but it is the law.” By declaring the tests against the covid pay, the government has probably not considered all the cases and their consequences. The situation denounced by a patient placed in a sterile room at the Toulouse Oncopole is still edifying and at least ready for debate. “I have recurrent aggressive lymphoma and am being treated for an allogeneic transplant with stem cells from an external donor,” explains the patient. An invasive and risky procedure that will last several weeks, which she cannot envisage without the presence of her family by her side. But now, this young woman has made a choice.
“My husband and I are not vaccinated, not that we are, but we just don’t allow that choice, and a little time, which is getting more and more complicated these days. In anticipation of my hospitalization, I therefore asked the doctors of the Oncopole, as well as our attending physician, if they were willing to offer us a prescription so that my husband was received to pay the minimum 25 € for the test. PCR to be able to visit me, but they absolutely all refused, ”she regrets. By denouncing a “lack of humanity” which adds to his health problems a big financial concern.
“To be so little considered is shocking, abusive and inhuman”
“We live 1 hour from the Oncopole, between the price of gasoline and the price of the test, if my husband comes to see me only once a week, he will have spent our monthly course budget.” A budget already largely weakened by the disease. “More credit, no possibility of renegotiation, daily allowances at 50% of the initial salary, not to mention social isolation, lists the young woman. Aid, there is little, and these are very laborious cases to put together ”. Needless to say, his entry into the hospital was catastrophic. “Between the stress of the transplant, the risks, and all that it will also induce in changes in our daily life, I admit that to see oneself as little approached, and stigmatized to this point because one is not vaccinated , it is shocking, abusive and inhuman ”. Even her son, like all children from the age of 6, has to undergo a PCR test to be able to see her. “With my husband it will be 50 € for each visit, more expensive than going to Animaparc, a much more fun and light outing,” she notes. We only ask for a prescription to be able to see each other… ”