Bulgaria's Health Fund Might Cut Funding by Half
The National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) might have to cut the funding for Bulgaria's state hospitals by half starting August, reports Sega daily.
The reason for this is the serious budget deficit of NZOK, estimated at a little over BGN 328 M.
On Monday the supervisory board of NZOK asked the Government and Parliament to grant additional funding from the state budget.
According to Sega daily, however, the request has not been approved by the Deputy Finance Minister Lyudmila Petkova, who abstained from voting, which could mean that the request will not be granted.
“The patient organizations and the Medical Union are justifiably concerned,” the Deputy Health Minister Boyko Penkov told the Bulgarian National Radio. “If additional funding is not granted, there will be serious problems.”
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