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Bulgaria's Health Minister Halts BGN 30 M of Procurement

Public procurement procedures worth BGN 30 M were launched in the healthcare sector during the last days of Plamen Oresharski's cabinet, the interim Health Minister revealed.

Society » Health | August 22, 2014, Friday // 07:33 | Viewed: 1284

Young Bulgarian Doctors Stage Symbolic Protest Carrying Suitcases

Some 80% of young Bulgarian doctors and medical graduates seek job opportunities abroad, according to the alarming results of a patient organizations survey.

Society » Health | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 10:24 | Viewed: 1679

Childhood Obesity in Bulgaria Growing at Alarming Rate

Childhood obesity in Bulgaria has increased from 12.3% in 2008 to 13.9% in 2014, a new study among 3,353 children at the age of 7 has showed.

Society » Health | August 13, 2014, Wednesday // 16:44 | Viewed: 2004

New Medical Standards To Be Introduced for Bulgaria's GPs

New medical standards will be introduced for Bulgaria's GP medics, reports Sega daily.

Society » Health | August 12, 2014, Tuesday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1135

WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak 'International Public Health Emergency'

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency – its highest-level alert possible, Friday.

Society » Health | August 9, 2014, Saturday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1324

No Health Reform Likely Soon, Outgoing Minister Says

Outgoing Health Minister Tanya Andreeva on Monday said Bulgaria is unlikely to soon push through the long-delayed reform of its healthcare sector.

Society » Health | August 4, 2014, Monday // 13:49 | Viewed: 719

Salaries in Bulgarian Healthcare 'Guaranteed Until December'

Deputy Health Minister and National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) Chairman Boyko Penkov announced funding in the sector could only provide salaries until December.

Society » Health | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 15:16 | Viewed: 747

Bulgarian Scientists Prove Beer to Be as Healthy as Fruits

Bulgarian scientists have found more evidence that the moderate drinking of beer is good for one's health thanks to the natural ingredients contained in the ale.

Society » Health | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 12:54 | Viewed: 3576

Parliament Passes At First Reading NZOK Budget Update

Bulgaria's outgoing Parliament passed at first reading the update of the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) budget on Tuesday afternoon, reports Dnes.

Society » Health | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 17:25 | Viewed: 985

Without Healthcare Reform, NZOK Budget Update Is Pointless - Datzov

A potential increase in funding for National Health Insurance Fund, NZOK, will make no sense now, according to former deputy finance minister Lyubomir Datzov.

Society » Health | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1930

German Transplant Patient to Receive Liver from Bulgarian Donor

A liver from a Bulgarian donor has been transported to Germany as part of the cooperation with the organization for organ exchange Eurotransplant.

Society » Health | July 28, 2014, Monday // 14:20 | Viewed: 674

Unlicensed Dentist Treats Patients in Sofia

An unlicensed dentist treats patients in Sofia in shocking hygiene conditions, shows an investigation of the breakfast show of the national channel Nova TV.

Society » Health | July 26, 2014, Saturday // 14:08 | Viewed: 1276

Bulgarian Citizens Cover 46% of Health Expenses

Bulgarian citizens cover out of their pockets 46% of the expenses for healthcare, shows a survey of the KNSB trade union, quoted by Sega daily.

Society » Health | July 25, 2014, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1319

Bulgaria's Gov't Could Provide BGN 225 M for Health Fund - FinMin

Bulgarian Finance Minister Petar Chobanov said the state could allocate BGN 225 M (EUR 112.

Society » Health | July 14, 2014, Monday // 12:29 | Viewed: 1111

Half Million Bulgarians Admitted in Emergency Care Units Since January

Over 1 million Bulgarians have been hospitalized since the beginning of the year, 49% of whom were admitted to the emergency departments.

Society » Health | July 10, 2014, Thursday // 13:44 | Viewed: 1090

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sees 'No Need' to Update Health Budget

It is not necessary to boost healthcare expenditure for 2014, Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski said Wednesday.

Society » Health | July 10, 2014, Thursday // 11:34 | Viewed: 1332

Proposals to Update Bulgaria's Healthcare Budget to Be Made in Days

Bulgarian Health Minister Tanya Andreeva announced options to review the financial framework for troubled National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) are to be made public this week.

Society » Health | July 9, 2014, Wednesday // 16:44 | Viewed: 1146

Salmonella Infected Meat Found in Stores in Plovdiv, Sofia

Chickens contaminated with Salmonella have been found in the grocery stores in Bulgaria's city of Plovdiv after an inspection by the Regional Directorate for Food Safety.

Society » Health | July 8, 2014, Tuesday // 12:06 | Viewed: 988

One Third of Bulgarians Suffer from Allergies

Every third Bulgarian suffers from some kind of allergy, most often allergic rhinitis, reports radio Darik.

Society » Health | July 8, 2014, Tuesday // 11:52 | Viewed: 762

Medical Association: Bulgaria's Health System Falling Apart

The health system in Bulgaria is falling apart and the government is acting irresponsibly, said the Sofia organisation of the Bulgarian Medical Association in a press statement.

Society » Health | July 4, 2014, Friday // 17:26 | Viewed: 1626

Bulgaria's Health Fund Might Receive Up to BGN 200 M to Tackle Debt

A state grant for debt-ridden National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) amounting to BGN 200 M (EUR 100 M) could be allocated, NZOK's Supervisory Council says.

Society » Health | June 26, 2014, Thursday // 14:06 | Viewed: 820