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Salaries in Bulgarian Healthcare 'Guaranteed Until December'

Deputy Health Minister and National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) Chairman Boyko Penkov announced funding in the sector could only provide salaries until December.

Society » Health | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 15:16 | Viewed: 357

Bulgarian Scientists Prove Beer to Be as Healthy as Fruits

Bulgarian scientists have found more evidence that the moderate drinking of beer is good for one's health thanks to the natural ingredients contained in the ale.

Society » Health | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 12:54 | Viewed: 1140

Parliament Passes At First Reading NZOK Budget Update

Bulgaria's outgoing Parliament passed at first reading the update of the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) budget on Tuesday afternoon, reports Dnes.

Society » Health | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 17:25 | Viewed: 727

Without Healthcare Reform, NZOK Budget Update Is Pointless - Datzov

A potential increase in funding for National Health Insurance Fund, NZOK, will make no sense now, according to former deputy finance minister Lyubomir Datzov.

Society » Health | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 13:03 | Viewed: 722

German Transplant Patient to Receive Liver from Bulgarian Donor

A liver from a Bulgarian donor has been transported to Germany as part of the cooperation with the organization for organ exchange Eurotransplant.

Society » Health | July 28, 2014, Monday // 14:20 | Viewed: 601

Unlicensed Dentist Treats Patients in Sofia

An unlicensed dentist treats patients in Sofia in shocking hygiene conditions, shows an investigation of the breakfast show of the national channel Nova TV.

Society » Health | July 26, 2014, Saturday // 14:08 | Viewed: 1094

Bulgarian Citizens Cover 46% of Health Expenses

Bulgarian citizens cover out of their pockets 46% of the expenses for healthcare, shows a survey of the KNSB trade union, quoted by Sega daily.

Society » Health | July 25, 2014, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1238

Bulgaria's Gov't Could Provide BGN 225 M for Health Fund - FinMin

Bulgarian Finance Minister Petar Chobanov said the state could allocate BGN 225 M (EUR 112.

Society » Health | July 14, 2014, Monday // 12:29 | Viewed: 1085

Half Million Bulgarians Admitted in Emergency Care Units Since January

Over 1 million Bulgarians have been hospitalized since the beginning of the year, 49% of whom were admitted to the emergency departments.

Society » Health | July 10, 2014, Thursday // 13:44 | Viewed: 1043

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sees 'No Need' to Update Health Budget

It is not necessary to boost healthcare expenditure for 2014, Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski said Wednesday.

Society » Health | July 10, 2014, Thursday // 11:34 | Viewed: 1279

Proposals to Update Bulgaria's Healthcare Budget to Be Made in Days

Bulgarian Health Minister Tanya Andreeva announced options to review the financial framework for troubled National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) are to be made public this week.

Society » Health | July 9, 2014, Wednesday // 16:44 | Viewed: 1132

Salmonella Infected Meat Found in Stores in Plovdiv, Sofia

Chickens contaminated with Salmonella have been found in the grocery stores in Bulgaria's city of Plovdiv after an inspection by the Regional Directorate for Food Safety.

Society » Health | July 8, 2014, Tuesday // 12:06 | Viewed: 922

One Third of Bulgarians Suffer from Allergies

Every third Bulgarian suffers from some kind of allergy, most often allergic rhinitis, reports radio Darik.

Society » Health | July 8, 2014, Tuesday // 11:52 | Viewed: 734

Medical Association: Bulgaria's Health System Falling Apart

The health system in Bulgaria is falling apart and the government is acting irresponsibly, said the Sofia organisation of the Bulgarian Medical Association in a press statement.

Society » Health | July 4, 2014, Friday // 17:26 | Viewed: 1545

Bulgaria's Health Fund Might Receive Up to BGN 200 M to Tackle Debt

A state grant for debt-ridden National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) amounting to BGN 200 M (EUR 100 M) could be allocated, NZOK's Supervisory Council says.

Society » Health | June 26, 2014, Thursday // 14:06 | Viewed: 750

Sick Leave Notes to Be Sent By Email As of 2015

As of January 1, doctors will send the sick leave notes straight to the National Insurance Institute (NOI) by e-mail, reports the 24 Chasa daily.

Society » Health | June 26, 2014, Thursday // 11:49 | Viewed: 685

Infectious Disease Outbreak Threatens Flood-Hit Varna's Asparuhovo

Bulgaria's port city of Varna Apauhovo district is at risk of an outbreak of hepatitis, dysentery and salmonellosis after last week's devastating floods.

Society » Health | June 26, 2014, Thursday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1362

Every Third Schoolchild In Bulgaria is Overweight

Thirty percent of the Bulgarian schoolchildren aged 6-19 are overweight and 12.

Society » Health | June 25, 2014, Wednesday // 13:13 | Viewed: 744

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.

Society » Health | June 24, 2014, Tuesday // 10:26 | Viewed: 785

Bulgaria's Health Fund Deficit to Reach BGN 0.5 B by End-2014

National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK)'s overdraft is expected to be BGN 491 M (EUR 245.5 M), a financial report at the institution reveals.

Society » Health | June 23, 2014, Monday // 12:19 | Viewed: 802

Urgent Food Safety Inspections Begin in Flooded Regions

Inspectors from Bulgarian Regional Food Safety Directorates in the floods-damaged areas are taking urgent measures to prevent food-borne illnesses and infectious animal diseases.

Society » Health | June 20, 2014, Friday // 17:31 | Viewed: 1215
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