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DK to Request Access to Contracts on Ventillators and Covid Tests ‘Locked Away in Warehouse’

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.09.23.

The Democratic Coalition (DK) will submit to Hungarian authorities a request for information of public interest on state contracts covering the purchase, storage and donation of ventillators and the stocks of coronavirus tests “locked away in a warehouse”, a board member of the opposition party said on Wednesday.

Olga Kálmán told an online press conference that the party had sued earlier the National Hospital Directorate because the authority “could not give account of the whereabouts of some 1.5 million tests”.

“Regarding the issue of ventillators, the government has cheated on Hungarians three times: first by purchasing them overpriced, second by storing them at enormous costs at a company owned by Lőrinc Mészáros and third by giving them away as donations,” she said.

Foreign Ministry Has Yet to Sell Any of the Ventilators Above Strategic Stock
Foreign Ministry Has Yet to Sell Any of the Ventilators Above Strategic Stock

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade hasn’t sold any of the ventilators, according to the Ministry’s response for Transparency International. Hungary is set to sell some 8,000 machines after it had bought twice the amount needed for the worst-case scenario regarding the coronavirus. Meanwhile, nearly HUF 2 billion (EUR 5.6 million) has been spent […]Continue reading

DK will do everything in its powers to have access and see for themselves onsite the stocks of the ventillators and tests, Kálmán said.

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