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Mar 03, 2021

More than 95% of Hungary’s healthcare workers have signed new contract

Zoltán Jenei said Hungary’s healthcare system employs more than 110,000 people, most of whom have accepted their new contracts.

 

Zoltán Jenei, the national director-general of hospitals, said more than 95 percent of Hungary’s healthcare workers have signed their new contract establishing their new legal status.

According to MTI, Jenei said Hungary’s healthcare system employs more than 110,000 people, most of whom have accepted their new contracts. He added that as many as 96 percent of them could end up signing the contract.

Jenei added that the new legal status of healthcare personnel would help maintain or even improve the quality of healthcare across the country. Health workers had until Sunday to decide whether or not they wanted to work under the law governing their legal status, with the new contracts entering into force on Monday.

During the talks, workers raised a number of questions and expressed several concerns, which the National Hospital Directorate-General is continually discussing with hospital directors, Jenei said. The directorate-general is open to discussing how to continue improving the quality of healthcare, he added. Jenei expressed his respect for the healthcare personnel who had decided to remain in the public healthcare sector during the coronavirus pandemic.

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