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Bulgaria Fears Polio Import from Syria

There is a “real risk” that Syrian refugees may bring polio to Bulgaria, according to Bulgarian epidemiology expert Angel Kunchev.

Society » Health | November 7, 2013, Thursday // 11:25 | Viewed: 3328

Health Budget Worse Than Ever, Says Bulgarian Doctors' Union Chair

The 2014 draft budget for the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) is worse than ever before, according to the Bulgarian Doctors Union.

Society » Health | November 5, 2013, Tuesday // 15:05 | Viewed: 859

More Bulgarian Medics Join Budget Cuts Protests

Protests of Bulgarian doctors, nurses, and medical staff against chronic shortage of money for hospitals are continuing Friday, so far only as peaceful demonstrations.

Society » Health | November 1, 2013, Friday // 10:16 | Viewed: 843

Sofia ER Hospital Rallies against Budget Cuts

About 200 employees of Sofia's "Pirogov" emergency hospital staged Thursday a protest rally against budget cuts.

Society » Health | October 31, 2013, Thursday // 18:18 | Viewed: 943

Bulgarian Parliament Committee Moves to Lift Smoking Ban

The Bulgarian parliamentary economy committee has adopted at first reading the Socialist proposal for amendments to the Health Act pertaining to smoking in public places.

Society » Health | October 23, 2013, Wednesday // 16:51 | Viewed: 3712

Bulgarian Activists Propose 'Black List' of Smoking Ban Violators

Bulgarian Association "Green Initiatives" proposes to generate a black list of all establishments that do not comply with the ban on smoking in public places.

Society » Health | October 20, 2013, Sunday // 14:37 | Viewed: 7845

Bulgarian Socialists Go Ahead with Easing Smoking Ban

Bulgaria’s Socialist Party has moved to parliament an amendment to the Health Act to ease the full ban on smoking in public places in the country.

Society » Health | October 16, 2013, Wednesday // 19:38 | Viewed: 9577

Sofia Mayor Concerned Over Refugee Center Conditions

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova says the Ministry of Health and the Health Inspection must take emergency measures to improve conditions in the Vrazhdebna refugee center.

Society » Health | October 13, 2013, Sunday // 15:42 | Viewed: 1381

Bulgarian Doctors Alert of Health Risks over Refugee Wave

Bulgarian doctors have alerted about the threat of epidemics in Sofia districts where refugees are sheltered.

Society » Health | October 13, 2013, Sunday // 11:12 | Viewed: 1741

Bulgarian Govt Proposes Further Amendments to Smoking Ban

The Bulgarian Socialist Party will propose an amendment to the Health Act to allow smoking in stadiums and designated areas in airports.

Society » Health | October 9, 2013, Wednesday // 18:34 | Viewed: 1658

Bulgarian President Threatens to Veto Socialists' Pro-Smoking Bill

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has threatened to slap a veto on planned amendments that would ease the full smoking ban in enclosed public spaces.

Society » Health | October 8, 2013, Tuesday // 12:31 | Viewed: 1291

Bulgarians to Rally Against Plans to Drop Full Smoking Ban

Two protest rallies are scheduled for Tuesday in Bulgaria against the government’s plans to abandon the existing full smoking ban in enclosed public spaces.

Society » Health | October 8, 2013, Tuesday // 10:52 | Viewed: 964

Bulgarian Health Min Says No to Lifting Full Smoking Ban

Bulgarian Health Minister Tanya Andreeva has opposed plans made by ruling left-wing MPs to scrap the existing full smoking ban in enclosed public spaces.

Society » Health | October 7, 2013, Monday // 14:53 | Viewed: 1298

Bulgarian Right-Wingers Slam Rulers' Plan to Scrap Full Smoking Ban

Bulgaria’s Reformist Bloc, an opposition formation consisting of mostly right-wing parties, has strongly criticized the Socialist-led government over its intention to lift the full smoking ban in closed public spaces.

Society » Health | October 5, 2013, Saturday // 15:39 | Viewed: 2109

Bulgarian Socialist Party Moves to Lift Full Smoking Ban

The full smoking ban in enclosed public places must be dropped before winter, according to Spas Panchev, Deputy Chair of the parliamentary group of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).

Society » Health | October 3, 2013, Thursday // 19:51 | Viewed: 3721

Bulgarian Ex-FinMin May Be Prosecuted over Transfer of Health Money- Report

Lawmakers of the three ruling parties in Bulgaria may launch a prosecution against former Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, as he is suspected in transferring state money envisaged for the health sector for other needs, violating the Bulgarian health insur

Society » Health | October 3, 2013, Thursday // 15:26 | Viewed: 906

Bulgarian Socialists Seek Ways to Ease Smoking Ban - Report

Bulgaria’s ruling Socialists are actively working behind the scenes to ease the full ban on smoking in public places in the country, according to media reports.

Society » Health | October 3, 2013, Thursday // 10:15 | Viewed: 1695

Bulgaria Moves to Vaccinate Refugee Children

Bulgaria’s Health Ministry has announced that it will vaccinate all refugee children on the country’s territory over the next two months.

Society » Health | September 30, 2013, Monday // 16:54 | Viewed: 1000

Stricter Financial Policies for Bulgaria's State Hospitals

Bulgaria's Ministry of Health and the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) are working on a new mechanism for dealing with the debts of hospitals.

Society » Health | September 27, 2013, Friday // 12:32 | Viewed: 874

Crisis Drives Greeks to Bulgarian Dentists

Residents of the northern Greek city of Xanthi are increasingly crossing the border into Bulgaria in search of cheap dental services.

Society » Health | September 24, 2013, Tuesday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1503

Bulgarians Spend BGN 2.2 B a year on Pharmaceuticals

Bulgarians spend some BGN 2.2 B a year on pharmaceuticals, according to reports of Monitor daily.

Society » Health | September 22, 2013, Sunday // 18:22 | Viewed: 2008