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Ukrainian Passport Holders Entitled to Medical Care in Hungary

Hungary Today 2022.03.02.

Refugees from Ukraine may receive free medical care from Hungarian general practitioners, specialized clinics, and hospitals. Semmelweis University’s website (SOTE) states that care will be provided to refugees in all acute and urgent cases. The clinic also offered to help medical students and professionals with their studies or employment in Hungary.

This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. 

Ukrainian nationals are entitled to free acute and emergency care in Hungary from healthcare providers contracted with the social security system. This opportunity exists with domestic general practitioners, specialized clinics, hospitals – upon presentation of a passport. A social security agreement is in effect between Hungary and Ukraine.

Budapest’s Semmelweis University further announced that medical care will be provided to refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine in all acute and urgent cases. Rector Béla Merkely also stressed that additional staff can be provided if needed.

The facility will also provide refugee teachers and students with the opportunity to continue their work and studies in Hungary. The university has already accepted 15 students who had previously studied in Ukraine.

If necessary, the institution will also assist the families of students with Ukrainian ties to find housing, and is currently looking into which common rooms could be made available for this purpose.

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The University has also set up a donation collection point in the “Technical Directorate” (1102, Budapest, Liget u. 22.), where donations will be accepted daily from Monday, February 28, to Sunday, March 6, 2022, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. There is a particular need for:

  • Non-prescription medicines, pain killers, bandages.
  • Children’s vitamins, baby food, diapers, wet wipes
  • Masks, antiseptics
  • Household stationery, toilet paper, paper towels
  • Disposable cutlery
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, sanitary towels
  • Blankets, sleeping bags, poly-foam mattresses
  • Batteries, power strips, extension cords, flashlights
  • Canned food, non-perishable food, energy bars, cereal bars, chocolate
  • Canned pet food

Featured photo by Zsolt Czeglédi/MTI

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