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910,000 Hungarians Live in a District With No Family Doctor

Data from the National Hospital General Directorate (OKF) as of July 1 show a total of 842 long-term doctor vacancies in Hungary, of which 600 were family doctors and 242 were dentists, reports Napi.hu.

Close to half of doctors working in primary care are in the 56-65 age group, and 30% are actively working past their retirement age.

Zoltán Komáromi, DK parliamentary representative and a health care expert, stated that 909,720 people currently live in a district that lacks a family doctor, and 725,430 do not have a dentist in their district. According to Komáromi, the number of people without a health care professional in their district has grown by 80%. [Telex]

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