Medical care in Hungary is of a good standard; medical staff are highly skilled and care facilities are relatively well supplied. The Hungarian health service has experienced all-embracing privatisation in recent years. It is now funded through taxation and by the Health Insurance Fund (HIF) known in Hungarian as the Országos Egészségbiztosítási Pénztár (OEP).
Hungary is a landlocked country in the Carpathian Basin of Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia. Hungary is a member of OECD, NATO, EU, V4 and is a Schengen state. Its capital Budapest is an important commercial hub in Central Europe. It serves as the country's principal political, commercial, cultural, industrial, and transportation center. Budapest, was originally was two separate cities: Buda and Pest. The official language is Hungarian, which belongs to the Finno-Ugric language family. The Hungarian language is distantly related to Finnish and Estonian languages.