At Least BGN 0.5B More Needed for Healthcare in 2015 – Expert

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Bulgaria: At Least BGN 0.5B More Needed for Healthcare in 2015 – Expert Photo by BGNES.

At least BGN 0.5B more is needed for healthcare in 2015, President of the Bulgarian Medical Association, Dr. Tsvetan Raychinov said in an interview for Bulgaria's Telegraph Agency.

"The money for next year's healthcare sector should not be less than this year's, including the update of BGN 225M that was already made once this year, and the BGN 117M for next year," Raychinov noted.

According to him, this will only guarantee that the sector functions as well as it does this year, but will not include any new procedures, and will not allow introducing price adjustments. At least another BGN 500M is needed, said the chairman of the BMA.

If there is no update of the National health insurance fund budget, it is possible to have doctor and patient protests as doctors and nurses will lose their salaries, while patients will be left without treatment, Raychinov claimed, Darik news reports.

The proposal of the professional organization for next year is for the state to start paying the full amount of health insurance contributions. According to Raychinov, this is the only solution.

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Deve - 15 Oct 2014 // 20:07:11

Bulgaria needs money for their own Health System and it appears a struggle for any of the Governing Parties to find it yet they will give away thousands to support humanitarian ideals in Gaza.

What the ****?

Bulgaria help your own citizens, even if you don't want to put the money in to your Health Care put it into the Deposit Insurance Fund to lower the shortage here to repay your citizens regards the KTB sham.

What are you trying to prove giving money away? Charity and support starts at home.

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