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Orbán Inspects Epidemic Hospital in Central Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.04.19.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Sunday inspected the Magyar Imre Hospital in Ajka, central Hungary, designated to treat patients infected with the novel coronavirus, the prime minister’s press chief has said.
The hospital has been upgraded to receive up to 86 patients in need of intensive care, from the original 6 ICU beds, Bertalan Havasi said.

In a video the prime minister posted on his Facebook page, Orbán noted that one-seventh of all confirmed coronavirus patients have been recorded in a care home run by the Budapest municipality. Hungary has 1,100 homes for the elderly nationwide, and the country will have to prepare for the disease emerging in all of them, Orbán said.

Orbán called a recent government order to free 60 percent of beds in every hospital a “dress rehearsal for the worst-case scenario”, adding that hospitals have to be prepared to receive all Covid-19 patients even if “bad comes to worst”. “Everybody can sleep peacefully; all that become ill, will have a bed in a hospital,” Orbán said.


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