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Interior Minister Sándor Pintér has been put in charge of Hungary’s newly established National Hospital Directorate-General, according to a government decree published in the official gazette Magyar Közlöny on Wednesday.

Under the decree, Pintér, as head of the operative body coordinating Hungary’s response to the coronavirus epidemic, is responsible for issuing the directorate-general’s organisational and operational regulations upon the prime minister’s approval. The chief hospital director-general is appointed and relieved by the prime minister.

The National Hospital Directorate-General was established under a decree issued on Nov. 17. Under the decree, the institution is responsible for monitoring the operations of Hungary’s health-care system, laying the groundwork for strategic government decisions on the review of its operations and contributing to the establishment of a new, uniform and transparent national health-care management system.

Coronavirus: Soldiers to Help out in 93 Hospitals from Monday
Coronavirus: Soldiers to Help out in 93 Hospitals from Monday

Soldiers will be helping out staff in 93 hospitals around Hungary from Monday, fulfilling duties linked to protection measures against the novel coronavirus epidemic, the defence minister said. The soldiers will not carry out tasks that require medical training but they will be involved primarily in physical and logistics work, also helping out with measuring […]Continue reading

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has appointed Zoltán Jenei as head of the directorate-general, according to a decree published on Nov. 18.

In the featured photo: Interior Minister Sándor Pintér. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI