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Bulgaria Has Fifth Largest Share of Obese Children in Europe – WHO

According to the latest figures of WHO, which were presented in Prague on Wednesday, Bulgaria has the fifth largest share of obese or overweight children under the age of five in Europe.

Society » Health | May 7, 2015, Thursday // 13:44 | Viewed: 1320

Midwife Guilty of Baby Beating Has Worked 7 24-hour Shifts Monthly

Midwife Emilia Kovacheva that has been charged with hurting the 4-day old baby in private hospital Sofiamed, has had seven 24-hour shifts every month, plus her regular 8-hour daily shifts.

Society » Health | May 7, 2015, Thursday // 12:03 | Viewed: 1575

Bulgarian Health Minister Foresees Possible Decrease in Number of Hospitals

The Bulgarian Health Minister Petar Moskov said on Monday that the number of hospitals could decrease by 50 next year

Society » Health | May 4, 2015, Monday // 13:09 | Viewed: 1118

Bulgaria Midwife Who Wounded Baby Regularly Worked 24 Hours On Duty

Emiliya Kovacheva, a midwife who beat a 4-day-old baby, regularly worked 24 hours on duty without a break, according to a preliminary report of Bulgaria’s Executive Agency „Medical Audit“ (EAMA).

Society » Health | May 1, 2015, Friday // 16:30 | Viewed: 17071

Bulgaria Health System Could Perform Much Better, World Bank Says

Bulgaria’s health care system has the potential to considerably boost its performance while cutting out-of-pocket spending, the World Bank has said.

Society » Health | April 30, 2015, Thursday // 17:50 | Viewed: 2673

Hospitals in Bulgaria Use Up to 3 Times More Antibiotics than in Western Europe – Expert

Bulgarian hospitals use up to three times more antibiotics than in modern European countries, according to Todor Kantardzhiev, head of the National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases.

Society » Health | April 21, 2015, Tuesday // 13:30 | Viewed: 1433

Bulgaria to Purchase over 300 New Ambulances with EU Funds

Deputy Regional Development Minister Denitsa Nikolova announced that Bulgaria will purchase over 300 new ambulances for the needs of the emergency medical service with EU funds.

Society » Health | April 7, 2015, Tuesday // 21:43 | Viewed: 1448

Doctors in Bulgaria to Stage Symbolic Protest over New Funding Model

Doctors at a number of hospitals in Bulgaria will stage symbolic protests on their professional holiday, April 7, over the new methodology of distribution of financing.

Society » Health | April 7, 2015, Tuesday // 07:51 | Viewed: 1354

Patients Will Need ID Cards to Be Admitted to Hospital in Bulgaria as of April

As of April 1, patients will need to show an identity document in order to be admitted to hospital in Bulgaria.

Society » Health | March 23, 2015, Monday // 12:28 | Viewed: 1695

Parliament Committee Approves Glinka Komitov as New Head of State Health Insurance Fund

The Healthcare Commission in Bulgaria’s Parliament has approved the nomination of Glinka Komitov for new Chairman of the state-run National Health Insurance Fund NZOK.

Society » Health | March 10, 2015, Tuesday // 17:58 | Viewed: 993

Bulgaria Spends Most Funds Allocated to Healthcare on Hospitals

Although Bulgaria does not have good health indicators, it is among the leaders in Europe on the amount of funds expended on hospitals.

Society » Health | February 23, 2015, Monday // 15:58 | Viewed: 1189

60% of Calls to 112 Emergency Phone Number in 2014 Were Unjustified

Around 60% of the calls to the 112 emergency phone number in 2014 were unjustified, according to Stoyan Gramatikov, head of the National System 112 Directorate at the Interior Ministry.

Society » Health | February 11, 2015, Wednesday // 12:21 | Viewed: 916

58% of Settlements in Bulgaria to Access Emergency Care in 20 Minutes by 2020

58% of Bulgarian cities, towns, and villages will have access to emergency medical services within 20 minutes by 2020, according to a draft healthcare reform plan of the Health Ministry.

Society » Health | February 10, 2015, Tuesday // 20:24 | Viewed: 1333

Healthcare in Bulgaria Ranks Among Poorest in Europe

The healthcare services provided in Bulgaria rank among the poorest in Europe, according to the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) released by the Health Consumer Powerhouse on Tuesday.

Society » Health | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 08:30 | Viewed: 2273

Bulgarian City Clinic to Invest BGN 200 M in Construction of Three Hospitals

Bulgarian provider of healthcare services City Clinic starts an investment programme, which exceeds BGN 200 M.

Society » Health | January 12, 2015, Monday // 14:01 | Viewed: 1202

Less than Half of Bulgarians Have Access to Emergency Medical Services within 30 Minutes

No more than 3 million Bulgarian nationals have access to medical service within 30 minutes at present, according to Health Minister Petar Moskov.

Society » Health | January 10, 2015, Saturday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1127

Scottish Nurse Becomes First Person Diagnosed with Ebola in UK

The Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who had volunteered in West Africa, became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United Kingdom.

Society » Health | December 30, 2014, Tuesday // 18:32 | Viewed: 799

Bulgarian Doctors to Appeal Health Fund's Rejection of Framework Contracts

The Bulgarian Medical Association is determined to appeal the national healthcare fund's decision not to sign the 2015 Framework Contract which envisages an increase in prices of some medical services.

Society » Health | December 25, 2014, Thursday // 11:55 | Viewed: 995

NZOK Refuses to Sign Framework Contract, Doctors Demand Resignation

The chairperson of the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) Rumyana Todorova announced on Tuesday that no National Framework Contract will be signed for 2015.

Society » Health | December 23, 2014, Tuesday // 20:26 | Viewed: 1071

Stem Cell Transplantation Centre Opens in Varna

A new stem cell transplantation centre opened on Monday in the St.

Society » Health | December 22, 2014, Monday // 18:45 | Viewed: 5217

Bulgarian MPs Pass BGN 3 B Healthcare Budget

Lawmakers approved on Friday the expenditure of Bulgaria's national health fund for next year.

Society » Health | December 19, 2014, Friday // 16:19 | Viewed: 1379