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Bulgaria Ranks among Europe's Worst Healthcare Spenders

Bulgaria has ranked low in terms of smart healthcare spending, recent data shows.

Society » Health | November 6, 2015, Friday // 14:19 | Viewed: 2754

Bulgaria FinMin Downplays Fiscal Benefit of 'Junk Food' Tax Bill

Politicians should be wary of attempts to manipulate the market or direct consumer behavior to one or another kind of goods, Bulgaria's Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov has said.

Society » Health | October 23, 2015, Friday // 08:48 | Viewed: 2230

'Junk Food' Tax in Bulgaria Might Range from 3 to 78% - Health Min

Food containing high quantities of sugar, salt, caffeine or vegetable oil might be levied a tax ranging between 3 and 80 percent, Bulgaria's health and sports ministers said on Tuesday.

Society » Health | October 21, 2015, Wednesday // 09:24 | Viewed: 3514

Salaries in Bulgaria’s Emergency Care Sector to Go Up by 20% as of Jan 2015

Salaries in the emergency healthcare sector will increase by 20% as of January 2015, according to Deputy Health Minister Vanyo Sharkov.

Society » Health | September 29, 2015, Tuesday // 10:54 | Viewed: 1858

3% of Bulgaria’s Population Have No Access to Emergency Medial Service

211 000 Bulgarian nationals, or 3% of the population, have no access to emergency medical service because they live in remote areas, according to a report of the National Audit Office (NAO) on the quality of medical care in the country.

Society » Health | September 27, 2015, Sunday // 14:31 | Viewed: 2993

Bulgaria’s Health Minister Proposes to Introduce 'Junk Food' Tax

Bulgaria’s Health Minister Petar Moskov has proposed to introduce a new tax on producers of “junk food” to stimulate the use of healthy food, particularly by children and adolescents.

Society » Health | September 15, 2015, Tuesday // 18:33 | Viewed: 9778

World Bank Said to Be Urging Bulgaria to Cut VAT on Drugs

The World Bank has recommended to Bulgaria to cut Value Added Vax (VAT) levied on medicines as the tax is too high and poses a heavier burden on the poorer patients, Sega news daily reported on Monday.

Society » Health | August 24, 2015, Monday // 16:36 | Viewed: 2597

Bathing Ban at Central Beach of Bulgaria's Lozenets Remains in Force

The temporary bathing ban at the central beach of the Bulgarian Black Sea resort of Lozenets remains in force.

Society » Health | August 24, 2015, Monday // 13:28 | Viewed: 3012

Health Authorities Temporarily Ban Bathing on Central Beach in Bulgaria's Lozenets

Bathing on the central beach in the Bulgarian Black Sea resort of Lozenets has been temporarily forbidden due to polluted waters.

Society » Health | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 13:53 | Viewed: 5047

Bulgaria Had High Rates of Potentially Amenable Deaths in 2012 - Eurostat

Bulgaria, Lithuania, Romania and Latvia topped the list of number of amenable deaths in 2012, the EU's statistical body Eurostat has said.

Society » Health | August 7, 2015, Friday // 09:51 | Viewed: 3045

Bulgaria’s Health Minister Revokes License of Private Hospital

Bulgaria’s Health Minister Petar Moskov has revoked the license of a private hospital, Surgery Hospital „Papurov” in Targovishte.

Society » Health | August 6, 2015, Thursday // 14:01 | Viewed: 4179

Bulgaria’s PM: Hospitals Will Remain On No-Privatization List

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has vowed that Health Minister Petar Moskov will withdraw a set of legal amendments paving the way for the privatization of hospitals.

Society » Health | July 1, 2015, Wednesday // 14:04 | Viewed: 2690

Bulgaria’s Health Ministry Mulls 3-10% Tax on Junk Food

Bulgaria’s Health Ministry plans to introduce a new tax of 3-10% on unhealthy food products and energy drinks.

Society » Health | June 29, 2015, Monday // 10:00 | Viewed: 3061

Turkey Gives 100,000 Vaccines to Bulgaria

Turkey will be donating 100,000 vaccines to Bulgaria in order to ensure that the preventative procedures will b uphold according to the schedule outlined by the Healthcare Ministry.

Society » Health | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 21:25 | Viewed: 5573

Bulgaria, Romania to Order Expensive Medicines Jointly as of end-2015

Bulgaria and Romania will start ordering jointly expensive pharmaceuticals in end-2015 in a bid to secure lower prices through larger quantities, according to Health Minister Petar Moskov.

Society » Health | May 31, 2015, Sunday // 10:47 | Viewed: 2992

Bulgaria Has Second Highest Number of Smokers in EU

Bulgaria has the second highest number of smokers in Europe and ranks sixth in the world in this respect.

Society » Health | May 29, 2015, Friday // 16:00 | Viewed: 3047

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: 1615

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: 2074

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: 1497

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: 27394

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: 2872