More than 50,000 waiting for surgery

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According to the data available on the website of the National Health Insurance Fund (NEAK), 50,360 patients are currently waiting for some kind of surgical intervention in hospitals in Hungary, writes business daily Világgazdaság.

This summer, 35,000 people were waiting for surgery, while the fourth wave of the pandemic has now extended waiting lists further.

Currently, patients are waiting for 17,000 cataract surgeries, 9,000 knee replacements, 7,600 hip replacements, and more than 1,000 for laparoscopic gallstones.

Before the pandemic, there were typically 25,000-28,000 patients on waiting lists in Hungary.

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