Healthcare professionals will receive another 20 percent pay rise from November 1.
The Human Resources Ministry said on Sunday that the increase is the third one of a gradual pay rise program for nurses approved in 2018. The program has raised healthcare workers’ salaries by a combined 42 percent over the past two years.
The government has earmarked HUF 82 billion (EUR 223m) this year for the pay increases for some 81,000 healthcare professionals and 4,000 health visitors. The next step of the pay rise program, a 30 percent salary increase, will take effect in January 2022.
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