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Retvari inaugurates Maltese Charity’s health-care centre in Bicske

The Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta has opened a health centre set up in Bicske, east of Budapest, to provide mobile services to the country's poorest localities.

Addressing the ceremony on Monday, interior ministry state secretary Bence Retvari said that the charity’s 9.3 billion forint (EUR 24m) pilot project will provide effective medical services to local residents in 300 villages.

The 1,700sqm facility houses a medical laboratory, a medicine supply centre, as well as offices and logistical support for the coordination of telemedicine services and pediatric ophthalmology screening.

“The centre in Bicske will go to show how to make remote accurate diagnoses and take effective primary care to any part of the country with the help of digitalisation, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and laboratories,” he said.

Lajos Gyori-Dani, the charity’s acting director, said the Bicske facility was “Hungary’s most modern health centre” which dispatched medical vans with an expert staff to patients up to several hundred kilometres away.

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