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Sofia Patient with 'Ebola' Symptoms Infected with Malaria

The 57-year-old patient hospitalized with symptoms resembling those of Ebola on Thursday evening has falciparum malaria, medical officials say.

Society » Health | November 21, 2014, Friday // 14:12 | Viewed: 1008

Bulgaria Health Minister Urges Increased Awareness of Ebola Risk

Bulgarian authorities have reacted in an adequate and timely manner in the case of a patient with suspected Ebola-like symptoms but improvements are needed to ensure increased public awaraness of the threat, Health Minister Petar Moskov said on Friday.

Society » Health | November 21, 2014, Friday // 10:14 | Viewed: 877

Sofia Patient Uninfected with Ebola, Tests Show

A patient hospitalised in Sofia with symptoms similar to those of Ebola hasn't been infected with the deadly virus, BNR TV station reported on Friday.

Society » Health | November 21, 2014, Friday // 07:04 | Viewed: 1323

Patient With Ebola-Like Symptoms Hospitalised In Sofia, Officials Doubt Ebola Version

A patient with symptoms, similar to those of Ebola, who recently returned from Sierra Leone, is hospitalised in Sofia's Military Hospital, Bulgaria's Health Ministry has confirmed.

Society » Health | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 22:06 | Viewed: 2937

Bulgaria’s Health Minister to Submit Reform Plan by end-November

Bulgaria’s Health Minister Petar Moskov has vowed to present a plan for reform in the sector by end-November.

Society » Health | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 15:18 | Viewed: 843

Bulgarian MPs Pass Overhaul of Healthcare Budget

Lawmakers have approved the allocation of additional BGN 100 M to the budget of Bulgaria's health fund for 2014.

Society » Health | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 15:29 | Viewed: 704

Bulgaria May Lose EU Funds of EUR 100 M in Healthcare

Bulgaria is highly likely to lose EU funds of EUR 100 million in the sphere of healthcare as the deadline for wrapping up public procurement procedures by December 10 is too short, according to Health Minister Petar Moskov.

Society » Health | November 17, 2014, Monday // 12:35 | Viewed: 1139

Debts of Bulgarian State-Owned, Municipal Hospitals Reach BGN 410 M

Debts of Bulgarian state-owned and municipally owned hospitals amounted to BGN 410.23 million by September 30, 2014, up by 8%, or BGN 31 million, year-on-year.

Society » Health | November 14, 2014, Friday // 17:54 | Viewed: 1130

Budget Committee Passes Update of Health Fund's Expenditure

The temporary Budget and Finance Committee at Bulgaria's Parliament has approved the allocation of BGN 100 M more to the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK).

Society » Health | November 13, 2014, Thursday // 11:51 | Viewed: 922

Bulgaria’s New Health Minister Pledges Electronic Services by end-2015

Petar Moskov, Bulgaria’s new Health Minister, has vowed to make everything possible to make sure that Bulgarians have electronic medical records, electronic health insurance account, and electronic prescription forms by end-2015.

Society » Health | November 10, 2014, Monday // 10:37 | Viewed: 990

Varna Hospital To Transplant Stem Cells For Leukaemia Treatment

By the end of the year the University Hospital St.

Society » Health | October 15, 2014, Wednesday // 19:26 | Viewed: 1258

At Least BGN 0.5B More Needed for Healthcare in 2015 – Expert

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Society » Health | October 15, 2014, Wednesday // 16:30 | Viewed: 888

Bulgaria's Chief Health Inspector: Ebola Threat Is Not Imminent

The ebola threat, however real, is not imminent for Bulgaria, said the country's Chief Health Inspector Doctor Angel Kunchev for the BNT public broadcaster.

Society » Health | October 10, 2014, Friday // 12:57 | Viewed: 1587

Medical Union Demands Update Of Health Insurance Fund Budget Update

The Union of Bulgarian Medics (BLS) demands an urgent update of the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK), said the deputy chairperson Yulian Yordanov for the Bulgarian National Radio.

Society » Health | October 8, 2014, Wednesday // 20:16 | Viewed: 1098

Up to 4% Price Hike of Over-the-counter Drugs Expected in Bulgaria

A price hike of up to 4% of over-the-counter drugs is expected, according to professor Ilko Getov, President of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union.

Society » Health | October 4, 2014, Saturday // 16:06 | Viewed: 1195

Bulgaria Among Countries with Lowest Flu Vaccination Coverage

Bulgaria ranks last among European countries in terms of the implementation of preventive measures against the flu, especially the use of the seasonal flu vaccine.

Society » Health | October 4, 2014, Saturday // 14:33 | Viewed: 1434

600 Thousand Bulgarians Suffer from Diabetes – Expert

Some 9% of Bulgarians have diabetes, according to Dr. Natalia Temelkova, endocrinologist at Alexandrovska Hospital in Sofia.

Society » Health | October 1, 2014, Wednesday // 16:35 | Viewed: 737

Bulgaria’s National Health Insurance Fund Seeks Budget Update by BGN 100 M

Bulgaria’s National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) will request a budget update by BGN 100 M, according to Kiril Ananiev, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the NHIF and caretaker Deputy Finance Minister.

Society » Health | September 25, 2014, Thursday // 17:38 | Viewed: 934

Flu Epidemic Most Likely To Peak In January – February

This winter's flu strains will most likely be the same as last year's, said Dr Mayda Tiholova, national consultant on infectious diseases, for the Bulgarian National Radio.

Society » Health | September 25, 2014, Thursday // 11:05 | Viewed: 952

Heart Disease Remains Leading Cause of Death in Bulgaria

Nearly one third of all deaths worldwide are caused by cardiovascular diseases, announced by the Bulgarian Society of Cardiology.

Society » Health | September 24, 2014, Wednesday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1448

19% of Bulgarians Paid No Health Insurance Contributions in 2013

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Society » Health | September 18, 2014, Thursday // 12:55 | Viewed: 1098