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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: 1127

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: 800

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: 995

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: 1071

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: 5220

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: 1379

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: 1363

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: 5272

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: 1256

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: 1041

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: 794

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: 973

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: 16328

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: 1091

Bulgaria Reports 195 New Cases of HIV-Positive People in 2014

Bulgaria has registered 195 new cases of HIV-positive people in the period 1 January- 21 November 2014, according to Health Ministry data.

Society » Health | December 1, 2014, Monday // 16:26 | Viewed: 4545

Deputy Minister Pledges Pay Rise for Emergency Care Workers in 2015

Deputy Health Minister Vanyo Sharkov has pledged an increase in salaries at emergency care units in 2015.

Society » Health | December 1, 2014, Monday // 10:45 | Viewed: 719

Bulgarian Parliament Boosts Healthcare Budget with BGN 100 M

The National Assembly increased the budget of the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) with further BGN 100 million.

Society » Health | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 11:48 | Viewed: 670

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: 1214

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: 1037

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: 1605

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: 3669