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DK Demands Health Bonus to Be Extended to Pharmacists, Social Workers

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.06.08.

The left-wing opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on the government to extend an earlier announced bonus of a gross 500,000 forints (EUR 1,450) to all employees in health care services to pharmacists and social workers.

Imre László, the mayor of Budapest’s 11th district, told an online press conference on Monday that the government’s original bonus plan would “neglect thousands of people” working under increased risk of being infected with the coronavirus or whose work had been made “extraordinarily difficult” because of the epidemic.

László insisted that staff in senior care homes could have been even more exposed to the infection than doctors and nurses, while others working in homes for the disabled, conductors and physiotherapists were not included among recipients of the bonus.

Miklós Kásler, the human resources minister, said on Friday that some 160,000 health care employees would receive the bonus on July 1.

featured image via Imre László- Facebook