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17th March, 2020

Kásler appeals for medical volunteers

“I am respectfully asking you to help against Covid-19 and apply as a volunteer both in emergency and basic care,” Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler wrote in a public letter to all medical professionals.

Applications are expected from medical students, including those studying dentistry and pharmacy, as well as interns and specialist candidates, specialists from clinics where a decline of patients is expected due to the epidemics, those working in private healthcare, and health care professionals currently not in the health sector or out of work.

One reason for the recruitment is that health workers over the age of 65 had to be relocated to positions where they could not encounter coronavirus patients, Index writes. That is why the ministry is looking to recruit volunteers aged 18-48.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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