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Coronavirus: Hungary Expands Number of Hospitals Treating Patients

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.26.

The human resources minister has ordered the expansion of the number of hospitals treating coronavirus patients, the ministry said on Sunday.

Like the rest of Europe, Hungary, too, is seeing a steep rise in its number of coronavirus cases, the human resources ministry told MTI.

Outside Budapest, six additional hospitals will be treating Covid-19 patients from now on. These include institutions in Vác, Cegléd, Esztergom, Hatvan, Baja and Orosháza, the ministry said. The hospitals have been instructed to reserve 20 percent of their beds for Covid-19 patients.

Meanwhile, the minister has ordered the institutions already treating Covid-19 patients to prepare 30 percent of their beds for new cases by Oct. 30.

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Miklós Kásler has also instructed the head of national ambulance service OMSZ to make sure that those requiring hospital care are transported to one of the secondary or tertiary designated institutions treating coronavirus patients if the primary hospitals are at full capacity, the ministry said.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI


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