The Director General of the Foundation announced Friday in the city of the Great Plain that the development of the Hódmezővásárhely Hospital with the support of the European Union may be impossible due to the public land use fees requested by the local government. Arpad Kalay In response to a question at a press conference on another topic, he said that the public land use fees requested by the municipality, which account for nearly 10 percent of construction costs, are not available in the project budget and cannot be financed from the hospital’s budget. .
At the opinion session of the General Assembly Hódmezővásárhely on Thursday Zoltan Horvat (Fidesz-KDNP) The mayor’s office is asked to release a fee of 136 million HUF that a company working to expand a hospital will have to pay for the use of a smaller public area next to the hospital during construction.
Peter Markey Zee The mayor of (Movement Hungary for All), in the situation in which the city is now in, cannot give away some of the revenue. He described the request as unfounded, in his opinion, and could not be supported morally either. He said the project has coverage, including fees for using public spaces, which also has the function of getting companies financially interested in making city traffic less disruptive.
Director-General Arpad Kalay said the amount requested by the local government corresponds to the Hódmezővásárhely Hospital’s full annual medicine budget or with food costs for one year for patients during the normal period. He said they have been preparing for the development for years and every penny has a place in the investment. At the level of the new building, the departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine will be placed in a completely new environment, which will be a great step forward in patient care, patient comfort and safety. The director general described it as unprecedented that as hospital staff fight for the lives of patients during the pandemic, the municipality is “smashing its head” about how it can make an institution impossible. Via Arpad Kalay as such, the local government will not take money from the foundation, but from Hódmezővásárhely residents and patients. Therefore, the General Manager is confident that the municipality will ignore this “honor” and will not divide the investment in half.