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Hungary earmarks HUF 268 bln for upgrading hospitals, clinics

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Hungary has earmarked HUF 268 billion for upgrading and extending regional hospitals and outpatient clinics this year, the National Development Agency (NFÜ) said in a statement.

Of this amount, HUF 223 billion worth of investment is already covered by contracts while HUF 45 billion will be open to bids. Of the latter amount, HUF 10 billion will be ploughed into developing oncological centres with the aim of reducing mortality caused by malignant tumours, a priority in Hungary, NFÜ said.

Thirty-five billion forints will go towards restructuring outpatient and hospital care, it said. In line with the EU directive for supporting less developed areas, all regions except for Budapest and Pest County will have access to these funds, the agency said.

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