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In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, voters may have faced one of the most unpleasant attempts to produce fake news by Hungary’s left-wing opposition. Of course they couldn’t fool anyone, except maybe the Financial Times, but it does show that there are people who would do anything to damage the Orbán government.
The government had been spending an annual HUF 450-550 billion (EUR 1.3-1.6bn) on upgrading hospitals around the country. It also aims to spend HUF 700 billion on upgrading the health infrastructure of Budapest.
Healhop is the first-ever service in the country to offer a thorough, all-encompassing listing of healthcare providers. Users can choose the most-suited option by stating their location, health condition, and other preferences.
According to Bence Rétvári, Ministry of Human Resources parliamentary state secretary, last year the lowest number of doctors applied to go abroad, and since 2010 the number of doctors planning to work abroad has fallen by 60 percent
Bence Rétvári said that in 2010 there was a replacement rate of 1.2 graduates per doctor dropping out of the labor market, ever since the government introduced a new scheme to increase wages, the rate has averaged 3.6
Over 600 participants, representing 53 countries gathered last week in Budapest for the 67th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee of Europe. Selecting Hungary to host the event offers important recognition of the government’s dedication to building a healthier nation.
Hungary is committed to improving the health of its citizens and healthcare systems, as well as ensuring equal access to healthcare services, which will also be the main topics of WHO’s regional committee meeting held in Budapest between September 11-14
The number of doctors applying to leave Hungary to work abroad dropped by 19 percent between 2015 and 2016 and by 50 percent to the present compared with 2010-2011. The same measure for nurses showed a 15 percent annual drop last year