Hospital debt down in August

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After HUF 46 billion at the end of July, the debt stock of health care institutions decreased to HUF 27.4 bln by the end of August, according to the Hungarian State Treasury (MÁK), writes business daily Világgazdaság.

For the first time this year, instead of the HUF 4-5 bln increase per month, the amount of unpaid bills decreased by HUF 18.6 bln in one month.

According to the State Treasury, out of the HUF 27.4 bln, the amount owed to the state is HUF 300 million, the amount owed to the social security financial funds is less than HUF 100 mln, the amount owed to suppliers and service providers is HUF 27 bln, of which HUF 600 mln is directed to public finances.

MÁK stated that all of the 584 institutions required to provide data had fulfilled their reporting obligations.

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