A memorial house was inaugurated in honour of Márton Kerecsendi-Kiss on Friday in Bicske in County Fejér. The late poet, writer and teacher operated Hungary’s first Roma school in this building from 1938.
Zoltán Kovács, Minister of State for Social Inclusion of the Ministry of Human Resources, spoke about the results of the National Social Inclusion Strategy and further goals at the conference on Roma issues organised by the Ferencváros Local Government of Budapest's 9th District. The Minister of State stressed that the situation of people living in extreme poverty, including the Roma, may be improved with long-term, sustainable programmes.
A conference detailing the plans of a joint Swiss-Hungarian basic healthcare model and its first results was held on Wednesday in the central Hungarian town of Jászapáti.
Budapest’s Uzsoki Street Hospital and Microsoft have entered a strategic partnership to begin a remote patient monitoring pilot project that will run from January to October. The project is part of the Government’s e-health initiative.
Hungarian state funding for obstetrics hospitals – such as the two pieces of diagnostics equipment and the 10 million forints (EUR 32,000) grant provided by the joint foundations of the Ministry for Human Resources and the University to the maternity clinics of Semmelweis University – serve the goal of having more children delivered in good health, Minister of State for Family and Social Affairs Miklós Soltész said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Minister of State for Healthcare Miklós Szócska inaugurated the refurbished neonatal ward of the St Lazar Hospital in the northeast Hungarian town of Salgótarján on Friday.
The 34th Budapest Spring Festival opened on Friday with a guest exhibition of self-portraits by Hungarian artists from Florence’s Uffizi Gallery in the Budapest History Museum (BTM). Human Resources Minister Zoltán Balog said at the opening that this year’s Festival offers twice as many performances as the previous one and state funding for the event has also been doubled.