Doctors in Hungary to get wage boost

Doctors in Hungary are to receive a substantial wage hike as the country’s healthcare system is expected to be pressured by the increase in COVID-19 cases, Reuters reported. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government agreed to the proposal put forward by the Hungarian Medical Chamber on Saturday (3 October).

According to the proposal, base salaries for medical practitioners and doctors would roughly double compared to current levels, the chairman of the Hungarian Medical Chamber, Gyula Kincses, confirmed.

The wage increases, which Kincses said would be front-loaded from January, would be implemented over two years, rising to the newly agreed levels by 2023. (Željko Trkanjec |

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