Alexandra Béni | Feb 15, 2019 | 0
New system would require another one-two hundred specialist doctors
Five years of bond clots would be the price for medical students for learning the “special knowledge” state funded, for example the usage of a device for removing cerebral thrombus, hvg.hu reports.
After the reformation of the healthcare system in Budapest, the new system would require one or two hundred more specialist doctors, and – according to the plans – hospitals would get a sum to deal scholarships for their professionals receiving special knowledge, state commissioner of Healthy Budapest Program Péter Cserháti told Népszava on Monday.
The commissioner claimed: the Szent János hospital would receive 2 billion forints for a new MR device this year already, and for another device that helps neurologists practice the removal of thrombi from cerebral veins, so, by the time they have moved to the South Buda Centre, they will be able to operate as a stroke center. He added: only 10 specialists work right now in Hungary who have a license to perform such an operation, but at least 30 would be needed for a nonstop service, and receiving the license exam takes two years and costs much.
“While we are reforming healthcare in Budapest, we pay attention to organize the education, and the government should pay for the receiving of the license, and in exchange the doctor agrees to stay in the hospital, that paid his or her education, for at least five years”, the commissioner said.
One or two hundred more specialists are required
This opportunity is open for other professions as well. In the new system, one or two hundred more specialists are needed. But, he added, they would cooperate the same way with other specially educated professionals and nurses, and they plan to give each hospital a sum from which they could deal their specialists scholarships in order to receive new special knowledge. All the new centres would have a nurse-building nearby, in which small apartments would be constructed, and a part of the empty hospital estates would be used for the same purpose.
The commissioner emphasized: they have learned from the hospital enclosures in 2007, and the buildings that went empty then are still there, while their protection costs much.
“We do not want to increase the number of unsold estates. We rather use them, and, if there is no other way, the state will be able to rent them for its own purposes after a renovation. From the income we could pay the loan – with favorable interest rates – and we could also get something to pay for improvements”, Péter Cserháti told Népszava.
translated by Gergely Lajtai-Szabó