Budapest (MTI) – Hungary’s first health centre for illegal immigrants has opened in Szeged, in southern Hungary, a senior police officer told reporters.
Operating round the clock, the centre checks the health status of immigrants crossing Hungary’s southern border illegally, and provides medical services for them, Lt.-Col. Gabor Eberhardt said.
The centre features a special disinfecting bath container suitable for the local treatment of certain diseases, he said.
The 61-kilometre border section patrolled by the Szeged Border Police has been exposed to growing pressure over the past four years. In 2013, about 17,000 immigrants, including 5 million women and children, tried to enter Hungary illegally. This year their number has already exceeded 18,000, he said.