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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: 1495

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: 899

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: 1063

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: 847

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: 1256

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: 2154

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: 1079

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: 1063

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: 743

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: 935

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: 988

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: 5154

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: 1326

Bulgaria's Child Mortality Is 2 Times Higher Than EU's

Child mortality in Bulgaria is two times higher than that in the rest of the EU, said deputy Health Minister Vanyo Sharkov, quoting Eurostat data.

Society » Health | December 18, 2014, Thursday // 10:16 | Viewed: 1270

Israeli Investors Building 4 Oncological Centers in Bulgaria

Four new oncological centers built by Israeli entrepreneurs are to become operational in 2015, the country's Ambassador to Bulgaria has said.

Society » Health | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 17:45 | Viewed: 5189

Sofia Health Inspectorate Steps Up Checks on Indoor Smoking Ban

The Sofia Health Inspectorate will increase the number of checks on the implementation of the indoor smoking ban in restaurants, clubs, bars, discotheques and cafes, reports Dnevnik.

Society » Health | December 13, 2014, Saturday // 16:41 | Viewed: 1215

All Ambulances to Bear Posters in Support of Health Minister

All emergency aid ambulances in Bulgaria are to bear posters in support of Health Minister Petar Moskov, starting from Thursday.

Society » Health | December 10, 2014, Wednesday // 17:44 | Viewed: 987

Bulgaria 'to Invest EUR 300 M in Healthcare in 2016'

The government will invest a total of EUR 300 M in Bulgaria's cash-strapped healthcare in 2016, Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova has announced.

Society » Health | December 9, 2014, Tuesday // 10:29 | Viewed: 755

Incidents with Sofia Emergency Teams 'Not Related to Roma'

Incidents involving attacks on emergency medical teams do not necessarily involve Roma communities, Sofia emergency aid head Georgi Gelev has warned.

Society » Health | December 9, 2014, Tuesday // 09:54 | Viewed: 937

Emergency Medical Teams Will Avoid Roma Districts unless their Safety Is Guaranteed

Bulgaria’s Health Minister Petar Moskov has warned that emergency medical teams will not respond to calls in Roma neighborhoods until their safety is guaranteed.

Society » Health | December 7, 2014, Sunday // 16:52 | Viewed: 16275

Bulgarians Have Shorter Life Expectancy Than More Europeans

Bulgaria is again among the countries with worst health indicators in the EU, revealed a recent report of the European Commission.

Society » Health | December 5, 2014, Friday // 12:02 | Viewed: 1062