Stories from the Hungarian healthcare: Viktor Orbán comes first
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was seen at a doctor’s office on the 12th of June in Budapest according to Index.hu‘s college.
It was an exceptionally hot day, and as the assistant was trying to set up a ventilator in the waiting room, two bearded men appeared. For the biggest surprise, Viktor Orbán followed them. He greeted the patients and politely asked them if he could go in first, as the witness remembers. Some people said “Of course” while others, who felt shocked and disappointed, were muttering extremely quietly. Also, the patient who was in the examining room was immediately asked to wait outside so that the Prime Minister can go first. He was asked if it was a problem, and by all means, he said no. Then, Orbán left his two guards outside in the waiting room, and after spending approximately five minutes in the examining room, he came outside holding a prescription. He spent some time talking with a patient at the corridor and left the building.
More on the Hungarian healthcare
On the one hand, there are some alarming articles in connection with the Hungarian healthcare and the health of Hungarian people in general. For example, we have previously reported that, sadly, Hungary performs the highest number of amputations in Europe. Furthermore, even though Hungarian children have the worst teeth in Europe according to statistics, citizens have to wait years for a dentist appointment in certain cases. Moreover, Hungary got the fourth place on the international obesity list this year.
On the other hand, the good news is that many Hungarians are working on improving life circumstances with inventions such as diabetes tattoos and startups that help people with their food allergies. Finally, you can read about a brain surgery that was performed with a robot for the first time in Hungary here.
Featured image: MTI/Máthé Zoltán