Health Official Acknowledges Family Doctor Crisis

  • 3 Mar 2016 8:00 AM
Health Official Acknowledges Family Doctor Crisis
Human Resources Ministry undersecretary for health policy Attila Beneda admitted yesterday that there is a crisis in the sector, as there are not enough family doctors to fill vacant posts, with the shortage most acute in northern Hungary.

Addressing the three-day general meeting of the Hungarian Hospital Federation in Siófok, he said “there is not and will not be enough doctors to maintain the current health care structure”.

As a consequence, the structure will have to be reformed, he told the gathering.

The Hospital Federation called on those in a position to decide on the matter to ensure that nurses receive adequate salaries.

The organisation asked society and decision-makers to treat health care as one of the crucial issues facing the nation.

The federation said it continues to be a partner in exploring the defects of the system and in repairing them, but also warned that harmful trends can only be reversed if staff, particularly nurses, are able to focus on their hospital duties, and for that they must be able to live on their salary.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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