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Bulgarian Health Ministry Launches Hospital Closure

The Bulgarian Health Ministry has issued a decree ordering the closure of small multifunctional municipal and private specialty hospitals across the country.

Society » Health | October 25, 2010, Monday // 07:59 | Viewed: 1826

Bulgarians Smoke Less than Before - Study

The smoking rate in Bulgaria, which has been traditionally high compared to other European countries, has decreased by 5 percentage points, according to a study.

Society » Health | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 15:17 | Viewed: 1414

Doctors from Bulgaria’s Sliven Announce Protest

At a special meeting of the Bulgarian Doctors Union, physicians from the Bulgarian town of Sliven have decided to start an effective protest.

Society » Health | October 17, 2010, Sunday // 17:54 | Viewed: 1800

Bulgaria Rejects Informed Consent of Living Donors

Bulgaria's Parliament has rejected at first reading the proposal to restore the so-called informed consent of living donors in the Human Organ Transplant Act.

Society » Health | October 15, 2010, Friday // 12:33 | Viewed: 1240

Calls in Canada for Registry of Bulgaria-Treated MS Patients

Canada may consider setting up a registry, which will gather information about the condition of multiple sclerosis patients, who have received a controversial treatment in foreign countries, including Bulgaria.

Society » Health | October 15, 2010, Friday // 12:10 | Viewed: 1651

Bulgarian Receives Organ from Foreign Donor

For the first time a Bulgarian citizen has received an organ from a foreign donor, the Bulgarian Health Ministry has announced.

Society » Health | October 15, 2010, Friday // 11:26 | Viewed: 1887

Bulgaria's In Vitro Fund Gets BGN 5 M Shot

Bulgaria's new Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, announced additional resources for the "Assisted Reproduction Fund" in the amount of BGN 5 M.

Society » Health | October 14, 2010, Thursday // 14:06 | Viewed: 1968

More MS Patients in Canada Pin Hopes on Bulgaria

A controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis patients, which is available in Bulgaria, is gaining popularity in Canada, all the more so after the country's major federal funding agency refused to provide money for it.

Society » Health | October 10, 2010, Sunday // 19:37 | Viewed: 3151

New Bulgarian Health Minister Vows to Implement Reform

Bulgaria will purchase foreign-manufactured software to use it in determining prices of hospital care, new Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, says.

Society » Health | October 9, 2010, Saturday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1558

Bulgarian Doctors Keep Strike Alert

The Bulgarian Medical Association passed a resolution Tuesday it is still ready to strike should the government fail to take up resolute actions to restore failing finances of the health care system.

Society » Health | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 19:15 | Viewed: 1386

Bulgarian Hospitals Sue State Massively

The majority of Bulgarian hospitals have filed court claims against the National Health Insurance Fund over blatant and overspread delay of payments.

Society » Health | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 14:39 | Viewed: 1889

Bulgarian Right Wing Hesitant on Backing New Health Minister

The Bulgarian right-wing Blue Coalition might steer away from supporting the nomination of Dr. Stefan Konstantinov for health minister.

Society » Health | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 14:37 | Viewed: 1228

Bulgarian Doctors: Protest Depends on PM Borisov

Bulgarian doctors have announced they would not protest if the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov makes a written promise for more funding for health care and for removal of delegated budgets for hospitals.

Society » Health | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 08:59 | Viewed: 1513

Bulgaria Health Fund Head Denies Alleged Siphoning

The head of the state Health Insurance Fund has firmly denied allegations that a total of BGN 319 M went missing from its coffers in 2009.

Society » Health | October 1, 2010, Friday // 10:53 | Viewed: 8330

Bulgarian Doctors: Protest Is Still On

The Bulgarian Doctors Union has announced they stand firm behind their decision to organize a country-wide protest rally of doctors on October 15.

Society » Health | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 20:30 | Viewed: 1404

Bulgaria Health Minister Nominee Set to Quench Protests

Stefan Konstantinov, who was nominated on Thursday as the country's new health minister, has expressed hopes that the government is a step away from a solution to the funding row that has put hospitals in debt.

Society » Health | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 15:03 | Viewed: 1580

Bulgaria Prosecutors Approached over 'Siphoning' in Health Fund

The Bulgarian Doctors' Union have called on prosecutors to launch a probe into the accounts of the state Health Insurance Fund, claiming BGN 319 M went missing from them in 2009.

Society » Health | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 13:00 | Viewed: 1242

Bulgaria Names New Health Minister

Bulgaria's prime minister has nominated Stefan Konstantinov for new health minister to replace Anna-Maria Borisova, who quit Wednesday over a funding row that has put hospitals in debt, the governmental press office announced.

Society » Health | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 11:41 | Viewed: 2046

Bulgarian PM: Copay Better Than Bribes to Doctors

Bulgarian have been paying bribes to get health care services so the introduction of a legal copay should be discussed seriously, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov believes.

Society » Health | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 08:39 | Viewed: 1531

Bulgarian Doctors Blame FinMin for Health Care Collapse

The Bulgarian Doctors Union declared Wednesday cautious support for the ousted Health Minister, Anna-Maria Borisova, saying her resignation is an act that deserves respect.

Society » Health | September 29, 2010, Wednesday // 16:48 | Viewed: 1419

Bulgaria's Health Minister Resigns Unexpectedly

Bulgaria's Health Minister Anna-Maria Borisova has resigned unexpectedly, amidst heated public debates on the fate of health care reforms in the country.

Society » Health | September 29, 2010, Wednesday // 13:47 | Viewed: 1764
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