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EU Funding for the Acquisition of Diagnostic Equipment

D&T
Oct 28, 2022

The National Musculoskeletal Institute/National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy (ORFI) will implement 1.3 billion HUF worth of laboratory, imaging and functional movement analysis diagnostics with the support of the European Union in the framework of the Operational Program for the Development of Human Resources (EFOP), the head of the institution, Gyula Poór announced in Budapest […]

Hungary braces for fifth wave of coronavirus pandemic

D&T
Jan 7, 2022

Hot on the heels of the fourth wave of the Covid pandemic, the fifth wave is gradually engulfing Hungary due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the virus. Data show that 30% of the new cases is detected in Budapest, making the capital the epicenter of the fifth wave in the coronavirus […]

New Patient Path Management App from Roche Hungary

D&T
Dec 14, 2021

EESZT, Hungary's e-health system, will be enhanced with a digital patient path management application, courtesy of Roche Hungary. With the application developed by the pharmaceutical company, patient care can be planned from primary care to specialist treatments, follow-up care and analysis of therapies. Digital Patient Pathway Management Application – or BetMen for short from the […]

Soaring Demand for Private Healthcare in Hungary

D&T
Oct 15, 2021

Demand for private healthcare has grown dynamically in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, with Dr. Rose Private Hospital seeing a more than 30% increase in revenue compared to two years ago, mainly due to an increase in surgical services, the business news site napi.hu reports. More and more people are being forced out of […]

Hungary on the Brink of New Wave of Coronavirus Epidemic

D&T
Sep 3, 2021

Following a marked ease in the grip of the pandemic during the summer months, official data published at the end of August showed that the country is entering the fourth wave of the pandemic as the spread of the Delta variant picked up speed. Authorities reported a 79% increase compared to the previous period and […]

Return to Normalcy?

D&T
Apr 2, 2021

As the British variant of the coronavirus is spreading at an alarming pace in Hungary, causing record numbers of infections and fatalities, Hungary is stepping up its vaccination program to stem the epidemic. The country surpassed the milestone of two million vaccinations, prompting the government to publish the conditions for starting the first stage of […]

Deadly Fight

D&T
Mar 18, 2021

Hungary is in “the most critical” period of its management of the coronavirus pandemic, with the country registering record infection numbers and deaths each day, the chief medical officer said earlier this week. As the nation’s healthcare nears capacity, fears are rising that the pandemic will get out of control. The country’s Chief Medical Officer […]

Hungarian Drug Agency Approves Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine

D&T
Jan 29, 2021

Hungary’s drug authority approved Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine, called Sputnik, making the nation the first EU member state to allow the use of the vaccine. The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán seeks to speed up the country’s exit from the coronavirus crisis by securing vaccines from Russia and China. Hungary’s drug authority granted emergency approval […]

A Telemedicine App Selected as App of the Year

D&T
Jan 23, 2021

In 2020, the Application of the Year award in the competition announced by the Hungarian Marketing Association was won by DokiApp. With the help of the telemedicine application, one can consult a doctor or psychologist at any time of the day, after just a few minutes of waiting. Developers could enter the competition with applications […]

Vaccination Campaign Underway in Hungary

D&T
Jan 15, 2021

Political parties, scientists, doctors and other experts are calling on Hungarians to get inoculated against the coronavirus in an effort to defeat a high rate of vaccine weariness among the population. The un-orchestrated campaign comes in response to statistics showing that many Hungarians do not want to get vaccinated either because they are afraid of […]

Hungary’s Health Care System under Unprecedented Pressure

D&T
Nov 13, 2020

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s warning earlier this week that there is a 50% chance the country’s health care system may not be able to handle the pressure of the second wave of the Covid 19 epidemic rang alarm bells across Hungary. After announcing a set of stringent restrictions on movement, the premier is now backtracking […]

United for Global Excellence in Dentistry

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 18, 2020

Every vision has its story. Straumann’s began more than 60 years ago. Since then, their innovations and achievements have become landmarks in dentistry worldwide. Straumann began as a family-owned business, grew into a publicly owned holding, and today, is comprised of a number of international companies around the world. The story of the Hungarian Branch […]

Hungary Starts Clinical Trials for COVID-19 Drug

D&T
Oct 16, 2020

Hungarian health authorities have given green light to the clinical trial of a coronavirus drug manufactured by local pharmaceutical company Richter Gedeon. The drug containing the antiviral agent remdesivir may thus become available to Hungarian patients. Remdesivir is the most effective drug known to date in the treatment of coronavirus infections. Hungary’s largest drug maker, […]

Blood Shortage in Hungary: Restrictions Introduced

D&T
Aug 24, 2020

Due to the decrease in blood supply, the Hungarian National Blood Transfusion Service (OVSZ) provides blood preparations only for urgent interventions. The Service calls for people to donate blood. After a long weekend of four days, the help of blood donors is extremely needed. This is because the situation caused by the coronavirus epidemic, the […]

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