Country Portrait Republic of Hungary | MEDICAL CORPS INTERNATIONAL FORUM

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Country Portrait Republic of Hungary

Surgeon General

Dr. András Németh MD

Brigadier General

Basic Task of the Medical Service

Exercising control over the provision of permanent medical support, treatment and preventive medicine services, keeping daily contact with other ministries and public administrative offices.

Maintaining the military medical institutions, executing special medical tasks.

Ensuring medical support for the HDF military organizations.

Providing expert guidance for different medical services.

Fulfilling other responsibilities in the field of military medicine arising from NATO and international agreements, planning and exercising control over the execution of complex medical tasks in collective defence, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.

Providing professional oversight of medical elements in adhoc military organizations formed with a view to accomplish missions abroad, supplying them with special technical material. The HDF MMC, the MoD NHC and the HDF Joint Force Command jointly contribute specialist personnel to these tasks.

The HDF Military Medical Centre established on 1 March 2007. The institution was constituted as a successor unit discontinued organizations such as the Medical Planning Staff of the HDF Medical Centre, the HDF ’ Dr. György Radó’ Central Military Hospital . the HDF Medical Training Centre . the HDF Aviation Hospital in Kecskemét and the HDF Health Promotion Institute .

The most important organizational units include the Command Group, the Preventive Directorate, the Scientific Institute, the Aviation Medicine Health Monitor, Research Institute and the Medical Training Base.

HDF Military Medical Centre Command Budapest


Preventive Directorate Epidemiology Institute Budapest

The Aptitude Test Institute is responsible for doing regular check-ups and assessment of career and contract military personnel to qualify them for their positions and missions abroad. The institute is in charge of carrying out general and special (MOS) occupational aptitude tests for MoD, HDF and law enforcement personnel.

The Public Health Institute is in charge of executing the public health service and epidemic safety tasks for the MoD and the HDF personnel.

The Health Promotion Institute is in charge of arranging health preservation and health promotion educational projects, coordinating strategic drug prevention tasks and the professional psychological work in the HDF, conducting accreditation procedures for further vocational training, providing psychological training for personnel nominated for missions and assisting them during their sustained operations and re-adaptation.

The Institute of Reassessment is responsible for carrying out aptitude tests for soldiers and law enforcement personnel appealing against aptitude and for conducting procedures of second instance to reassess their aptitude.

Aviation Medicine Institute Kecskemét

The Institute is responsible for:

Conducting aviation medicine aptitude tests to qualify HDF airmen, jet pilot candidates, ground crew (aviation technicians and air traffic control staffs), paratroops and divers; conducting aptitude tests for civilian pilots, parachutists and hang-gliders;

Carrying out military aptitude tests;

Offering outpatient consulting hours, special consulting hours to outpatients who are social insurance claimants (HDF service personnel and their relatives), providing regional medical service;

Performing single-day general, hand, articular, locomotor, ophthalmic, ear, nose and throat, plastic and dermatological surgery. Patients are admitted to the surgical ward for 24 only;

Conducting scientific research activities in the fields of military medicine, aviation medicine, psychology and physiology.

The Scientific Institute Budapest

The Institute conducts basic and applied research into chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons and medical CBRN protection in the field of biomedicine, applies and broadens the specialist knowledge, develops the applied research methods and implements RD projects.

Medical Training Base – Budapest

The base offers basic and advantaged training and learning program in medical care for career and contract service personnel as well as civil servants of the MoD and the HDF; provides training and preparation in medical care for the HDF contingents declared to crisis management and peacekeeping operations. It is in charge of planning, organizing and running follow-on trade training courses for the HDF medical specialists.

Number of Medical Service Personnel

94 Qualified Physicians

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10 Qualified Dentists


124/16 Assisting/Nursing Personnel

Field deployments BTR-80 Armoured ambulance (CASEVAC)

The BTR-80 armoured vehicles are an all-terrain military vehicles designed for evacuation of casualties from the battlefield.

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Mercedes G-270 is a military all-terrain motor vehicle designed for transporting casualties.

The bandaging container provides mobility and infrastructure for treatment administered in accordance with the medical care techniques (protocols) meeting the standards of ROLE-1 and ROLE-2 NATO-compatible medical organizations.

Civilian-military Co-operation

’The program of prevention’ started in 2008 at MMC.

The MMC was given some machines (EKG, CO measure equipment, arteriographe, Holter-monitor, spyrometre, Finger Pulse Oximeter) to help the quality of work program in every day life and strengthen the military and civilian cooperation.

The program of prevention consists of screening test and program of life style. It has four sections:

Advice of mental health;

Advice of body movement;

Advice to smokers to give up smoking;

Advice of eating habits.

One of the main priorities of the health promotion program is to help people who intend to give up smoking together with advices of life style and medicinal treatment.

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