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Wage hikes to slow down healthcare emigration

D&T
August 3, 2016

Wage hikes in Hungary’s health-care sector are expected to slow down the emigration of doctors and other staff, the Hungarian news agency MTI quotes the government daily 'Magyar Idõk'. The government hopes this move helps keep staff in Hungary.

Quoting the latest data by the government body responsible for training and keeping records on health care (ENKK), in the first half of the year 419 doctors, 259 ancillary staff, 108 dentists and 23 pharmacists requested documentation needed for employment abroad.

The rate of emigration in the sector has slowed down in the past few years, according to the paper. It added that staff outflows from the country are likely to narrow further when large pay hikes are implemented from the autumn.

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