Hungary is helping Romania and taking over 50 coronavirus patients for intensive care, said Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in Budapest.
The head of the ministry emphasized that Romania is facing extremely serious challenges in terms of the epidemic situation, “there are a lot of serious patients, a lot of daily cases”. In recent days, they have been in constant contact with Deputy Prime Minister Kelemen Hunor and Attila Cseke, Minister of Health, on how Hungary could help Romania in this extremely difficult situation, he said.
He said ventilators and favipiravir had been sent in the past, but the Romanian government had a bigger request. This meant that Hungary would take seriously ill coronavirus infections for intensive treatment, as “in many cases, the workload of the Romanian health care system is already moving at the border,” he pointed out. The Minister stressed:
therefore, it was decided to help Romania and take over 50 covid patients for intensive care; they will be taken over by the clinics in Szeged and Debrecen.
Currently, the Romanian Ministry of Health and, on the Hungarian side, the Directorate General of the National Hospital are discussing the technical details, which include the condition of the patients to be treated. The issue of the rapid translation of hospital diagnoses into Hungarian is also being discussed, as well as when the transfer of patients can begin, Péter Szijjártó explained.