Rozhovor Britských listů 313. Jak český stát nechává těžkého invalidu bez pomoci [Britské listy Interview 313. How the Czech state has totally abandoned a seriously disabled person]

Culik, J. and Lof, J. (2020) Rozhovor Britských listů 313. Jak český stát nechává těžkého invalidu bez pomoci [Britské listy Interview 313. How the Czech state has totally abandoned a seriously disabled person]. [Audio]

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Abstract

The case of Mr. Jiří Lof is a drastic example of how seriously disabled people evidently fall through the social safety net in the Czech Republic. Mr. Jiří Lof, a driver, is suffering seriously from diabetes and an ischemic heart disease. In the summer of 2019 he suffered a heart attack and in December 2019 one of his legs was amputated. Currently he is lying in hospital in Prague waiting for a heart bypass operation. As he says in this Britské listy interview, recorded in the hospital, he has not died yet only thanks to financial help from Britské listy readers because the local authority in Prague 4, where he lives, will not financially help him, they apparently regard him as a malingerer. The problem is that after the bypass operation, Mr. Lof will evidently again need financial help from Britské listy readers because he has nowhere to go after they discharge him from hospital. This interview was broadcast by the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from Friday 28th August, 2020.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:Czech Republic, Britské listy Interviews, Czech social welfare system.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Culik, J., and Lof, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Publisher:Britské listy, Regionalnitelevize.cz
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