- 25 Mar 2014 8:00 AM
These have proved indispensable over the past 25 years, he said. He said the next government should preserve and strengthen such hospitals. The previous government’s programme of centralising specialist treatments and taking them away from smaller hospitals failed to solve the problems of the entire health-care sector, Lázár said.
He said a hospital had a role not only in providing health care but in the functioning of a locality. Every countryside hospital now operating must continue, Lázár added.
The state secretary added that billions of forints in European Union funding would be tapped for upgrading facilities. Csaba Hende, the defence minister, at another event said that Hungary’s biggest hospital, the Honvéd, managed to halve debts to 4 billion forints in the past cycle while having 1.2 million patients in its scope.
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