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Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund Expects Deficit of BGN 108 M by end-2013

The management of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) expects a deficit of BGN 108 M by end-2013 and calls for a revision of its budget by Parliament.

Society » Health | August 22, 2013, Thursday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1016

Bulgaria's Health Minister Vows No Layoffs for Medical Staff

Bulgaria’s Health Minister Tanya Andreeva has assured that the planned 10% layoffs in state hospitals do not regard the doctors and other medical officials.

Society » Health | August 21, 2013, Wednesday // 17:45 | Viewed: 2860

Bulgarian Govt Mulls 10% Layoffs in Public Hospitals

The Bulgarian labor unions have alerted Wednesday about the Health Ministry planning 10% layoffs in State hospitals.

Society » Health | August 21, 2013, Wednesday // 12:00 | Viewed: 1043

Bulgarian Surgeons Remove 23-Kg Tumor, Call for Serious Prophylactic Exams

Bulgarian surgeons have operated successfully a woman with a giant tumor in her abdomen that weighed 23 kilograms.

Society » Health | August 20, 2013, Tuesday // 11:50 | Viewed: 2277

Bulgaria's Healthcare System Absorbs BGN 120 M in Bribes a year

Bulgaria's healthcare system is oversaturated with medical specialists and hospitals, yet it is inefficient and corrupt, according to a project for a national health strategy for the period 2014-2020.

Society » Health | August 14, 2013, Wednesday // 12:31 | Viewed: 1688

Bulgaria's Customs Agency Head Hospitalized in Serious Condition

Vanyo Tanov, head of Bulgaria's Customs Agency, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Military Medical Academy in Sofia on Sunday noon

Society » Health | August 13, 2013, Tuesday // 12:40 | Viewed: 3823

One Third of Employed Bulgarians Have No Health Insurance

Only 40% of a total of 3.4 million Bulgarians who must make health insurance contributions pay their dues, according to the National Revenue Agency, NRA.

Society » Health | August 11, 2013, Sunday // 15:48 | Viewed: 1412

Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union Demands Firm Price Regulations

The Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union (BPhU) has yet again called for firm regulations in prices of medicines.

Society » Health | July 17, 2013, Wednesday // 11:38 | Viewed: 1893

Bulgaria Health Min Pinpoints 3 Reform Priorities

Bulgarian Minister of Health Tanya Andreeva has named funding, health standards and emergency medicine as three areas of priority for reform in her work.

Society » Health | July 15, 2013, Monday // 17:53 | Viewed: 941

Bulgarian Health Min Firm on Not Lifting Smoking Ban

The full ban on smoking in public places in Bulgaria ought not to be lifted, stated Bulgarian Minister of Health Tanya Andreeva.

Society » Health | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 15:29 | Viewed: 1380

Rumyana Todorova Appointed Director of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund

Bulgaria's Parliament has appointed Rumyana Todorova Director of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF).

Society » Health | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 13:40 | Viewed: 1368

Bulgarian Govt Backtracks on Lifting Full Smoking Ban

Bulgaria’s Socialist-led government appears to have backtracked on its intention to scrap the existing full smoking ban in enclosed public spaces.

Society » Health | July 9, 2013, Tuesday // 11:31 | Viewed: 1928

Sofia Oncology Clinic Protests against 'Political' Reshuffles

Medical staff and employees of the Sofia Oncology Hospital are staging a protest rally for the second day in a row over the Health Ministry's decision to replace the clinic's Board of Directors.

Society » Health | July 2, 2013, Tuesday // 12:35 | Viewed: 979

UN Raises Alarm over Rapid Spread of Designer Drugs

While the use of traditional drugs is largely stable, demand is soaring for untested concoctions of psychoactive substances that threaten to be more dangerous, the United Nations drug and crime agency said.

Society » Health | June 27, 2013, Thursday // 18:21 | Viewed: 1408

Naked Mole-Rat May Help Humans Beat Cancer

A naked mole-rat, though far from pretty, may hold the key to defeating modern world’s plague – cancer.

Society » Health | June 20, 2013, Thursday // 14:57 | Viewed: 1185

50% of Bulgarians to Suffer from Allergies by 2033

Every third Bulgarian today has an allergy and in 20 years' time, half of the country's population is expected to suffer from allergies, according to Professor Vasil Dimitrov, National Allergy Consultant.

Society » Health | June 13, 2013, Thursday // 13:33 | Viewed: 1001

Bulgaria with Electronic Blood Donation Registry Mid-2014

Bulgaria's National Information System for Transfusion Hematology will be launched by the middle of 2014, Prof Fani Martinova, Director of the National Center for Hematology and Transfusion, has announced.

Society » Health | June 13, 2013, Thursday // 13:12 | Viewed: 1095

Bulgarian Opposition Stays Firmly Behind Full Smoking Ban

Bulgarian center-right opposition party GERB has reiterated its support for the existing full smoking ban in enclosed public spaces in the country.

Society » Health | June 10, 2013, Monday // 16:52 | Viewed: 1120

Expert: Bulgaria Ranks 6 Globally by Alcohol Consumption

Bulgaria has been ranked sixth globally by alcoholic beverages consumption with 30 liters a year per capita.

Society » Health | June 8, 2013, Saturday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1949

Bulgarian Non-Smokers Stage Protest in Sofia

Non-smokers are staging a rally in Bulgaria's capital Sofia in protest against the proposed easing of the full ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces.

Society » Health | June 8, 2013, Saturday // 11:56 | Viewed: 2315

Fervex Medicine Recalled over Contamination Concerns

The manufacturer of the cold and flu medicine Fervex, Bristol-Myers Squibb, has ordered the recall of a batch of the medicine from pharmacies all over the world amid contamination fears.

Society » Health | June 6, 2013, Thursday // 13:15 | Viewed: 10697
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