Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler on Friday greeted Hungary’s health-care workers on the occasion of Christmas, thanking them for their efforts in saving lives.
“You save lives and work to ease the pain of those in need with patience and humility,” Kásler said in a video published on the government’s Facebook page.
“You apply your expertise to curing people, you are the first responders to those in trouble and work to ensure the healthy development of newborns.”
Kásler said that since 2010 the government has been devoting special attention to ensuring that health-care workers are given the respect and pay they deserve. He noted that in January this year the health-care sector had seen the most extensive pay rises in decades.
Thanks to this measure, doctors on average will see their wages rise 2.5-fold by 2023, he said, adding that the wages of skilled health-care workers will rise by 30 percent from Jan. 1 next year.
The minister thanked health-care workers for continuing to work during Christmas and wished them a peaceful holiday and success in the new year.