Ruling Fidesz MP Imre Pesti has slammed the opposition-controlled metropolitan assembly for rejecting a proposal for a super hospital in southern Buda.
According to MTI, Pesti said it amounted to ordering a freeze on hospital construction. He said the left-liberal city councilors were “playing with other people’s lives” and that they “couldn’t care less” about the health of Budapest residents. “Preventing the construction of the hospital is tantamount to a crime,” he said.
Last Wednesday, the assembly rejected an amendment proposal submitted by the Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance on the construction of the southern Buda hospital. Instead it first approved a proposal submitted by the opposition that would have diverted funding earmarked for that hospital to Budapest’s St. Imre and St. János Hospitals.
Pesti said 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 and its agglomeration.
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