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Roche to Cooperate with the University of Pécs

Oct 5, 2023

One of the world's largest biotechnology companies and Hungary's first university have concluded a cooperation agreement in Pécs, S Hungary. The contract was signed by Roche Hungary Ltd. CEO Raffaella Claudia Bondi, the Commercial Director of Roche's Diagnostics Division, Adrienn Kiss and the Rector of the University, Professor Attila Miseta. Roche Magyarország Ltd. is a […]

Hungarian Government and Doctors in Stand-off over Healthcare Reform

Mar 2, 2023

Hungary’s healthcare system has been in dire need of reform for decades but an all-encompassing solution is yet to be presented. The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has launched several measures over recent years to address issues in healthcare but the latest steps have provoked significant resistance from doctors. Late last year, the government […]

Hungary braces for fifth wave of coronavirus pandemic

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 […]

Hungary on the Brink of New Wave of Coronavirus Epidemic

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?

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

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 […]

Hungary’s Health Care System under Unprecedented Pressure

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 […]

Hungary Starts Clinical Trials for COVID-19 Drug

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, […]

Settling a Long Overdue Debt

Oct 9, 2020

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s announcement that the government will throw its weight behind the massive salary increase proposed by the Hungarian Chamber of Doctors came as a huge surprise. Following the swift approval by Parliament of the bill regulating doctors’ salary increase, there is increasing doubt that doctors will accept the conditions set by […]

What Worries Hungarians?

Jul 31, 2020

The state of healthcare, financial/political corruption and poverty – these are the three biggest worries of Hungarians according to a new international poll by Ipsos. 56% Hungarians worry about health problems (this being the highest value globally), but corruption (54%, also the highest value in the world) and poverty (49%, third highest value after Russia […]

Patients to Become Consumers

Jul 9, 2020

Digitization and the mass emergence of data-based services will fundamentally change the way healthcare operates within two decades, says a global consumer survey on health trends by the consultancy firm Deloitte. Patients will become consumers who are proactive in their own health. They find out what services they can use and then work with their […]

General Healthcare Services to Resume

Jun 12, 2020

From Monday, June 15, all healthcare services can be provided without restrictions while maintaining anti-epidemic preparedness, the Minister of Human Capacities announced at a press conference in Budapest on Friday. Minister Miklós Kásler said that in the case of hospitals, this means that 80% of the beds previously set aside for the care of coronavirus-infected […]

Hungarian Medical Chamber Letter to the Prime Minister

May 31, 2020

"During the coronavirus epidemic, the Hungarian medical community, with the risk of their own lives and the lives of their loved ones, did their best, but at the same time, the epidemic highlighted that the structural and financial renewal of Hungarian healthcare has become urgent." That is how the letter, written by Dr. Gyula Kincses, […]

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UN Staff Wards Against Health Emergencies in Hungary

Jul 26, 2019

FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, has signed an agreement with the Hungarian Defense Forces Medical Center in Budapest on delivering first aid trainings for United Nations staff members based in Hungary. The 100 participants will include largely fire wardens and administration team members, the ones who are the most often […]

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