The government’s public health programme focuses on preventing illnesses and preserving health, and will determine the progress of Hungarian health care for decades to come, Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler told public television on Thursday.
The programme is based on five national schemes on the prevention and treatment of circulatory, cancerous, locomotor, mental and paediatric diseases, Kásler said. As we wrote on June, Hungary has the highest rate of lung cancer deaths in the European Union, read more HERE.
Experts submitted the schemes to the minister on Wednesday.
Prevention should start at conception, Kásler said, and continue throughout the child’s time in creche, kindergarten and school, creating an environment where a healthy lifestyle becomes a natural choice.
The development of basic and ambulance care is also on the agenda,
As we wrote on May, the National Ambulance Service (Országos Mentőszolgálat, OMSZ) of Hungary believes that re-educating employees is going to solve the problems surrounding the lack of specialists. Ambulance drivers are already required to help during rescues. Now they are asked to pay for and enrol in nurse training programs so they can modify their employment contracts, read more HERE.
The ministry has already penned a plan to fight hospital infections, the minister said. Hospitals will set up teams of ID specialists to control potential infections and enforce preventive measures, he said.
The infectious disease control system will be “practically unique” in Europe,
Kásler told public radio in a separate interview.
As we wrote before, Hungarian children have the worst teeth in Europe. The thorough analysis revealed that Hungarians’ oral health only gets worse as they get older. This is in slight contradiction with how healthy Hungarians consider themselves to be, read more HERE.