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Coronavirus: Doctors’ Chamber Calls on Gov’t to Provide Health Workers with Protective Equipment

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.11.

The Hungarian Chamber of Doctors (MOK) has called on the government to equip health-care employees with protective gear in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.

The chamber’s head, Gyula Kincses, told a press conference on Wednesday that employees needed protection from the new coronavirus.

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Also, he said indebted hospitals should not have to bear the extra costs related to the epidemic, and he called on the government to cover the relevant financing.

Meanwhile, Kincses said that in light of the new coronavirus epidemic, the chamber would not insist on its demand on terminating voluntary overtime if wage negotiations fail.

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