According to Péter Álmos, Vice President of the Hungarian Medical Chamber, even a specialist earns less than a workman. He also said that there is no sign of a rise in next year’s budget, which they have had negotiations about with the government before the pandemic hit.
Not raising the salaries could leave to even more doctors leaving the country or the profession.
Viktor Orbán has promised additional benefits worth €1,450, which comes in handy; however, doctors would like to have some regularity in their lives and not so unpredictable work hours, Álmos also revealed.
The Medical Chamber would like beginner doctors to earn €8.7, specialists €13 and a specialist of over 41 years to earn €22 an hour. Negotiations started with the Ministry of Human Resources in January, but because of the new coronavirus, they had to be postponed until after the pandemic.