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May 05, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Patients can again make appointments with their GPs, dentists and other doctors

Miklós Kásler, the human resources minister, has announced that patients can again make appointments with their GPs, dentists and other doctors.

 

Miklós Kásler, the human resources minister, has announced that patients can again make appointments with their GPs, dentists and other doctors. Some transplant operations and one-day surgeries will also be resumed.

Kásler said patients are required to make the appointment by phone, adding that a maximum of four patients can be consulted in one hour and offices must be disinfected after the visit of each patient.

Concerning possible therapies for coronavirus patients, Kásler said that experimental treatments in Hungary were “promising”. He said that a patient in Budapest’s St. László hospital had been treated with the plasma of a donor who had recovered from COVID-19. The patient no longer needs to be supported by a ventilator, and will hopefully be released from hospital soon.

The minister added that six patients have received Tocilizumab, a medicine used to address haematological problems, adding that the therapy has prevented the condition of four patients from deteriorating, while another patient has been taken off ventilator.

A call center set up for advice on the coronavirus can be reached on +36-80-277-455 and +36-80-277-456 or by email koronavirus@bm.gov.hu