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Burgas Declares Flu Epidemic

Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Burgas has declared a flu epidemic on its territory, with 405 cases of influenza and acute respiratory diseases.

Society » Health | January 17, 2014, Friday // 17:36 | Viewed: 1334

50% of Doctors Work in Bulgaria's 6 Biggest Cities

Half of the doctors in Bulgaria work in the six biggest cities in the country, according to data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Society » Health | January 5, 2014, Sunday // 16:04 | Viewed: 1107

12 Emergency Care Units to Be Opened in 10 Bulgarian Cities in 2014

A total of 12 emergency centers are to start functioning in Bulgaria as of 2014, according to Health Minister Tanya Andreeva.

Society » Health | December 19, 2013, Thursday // 20:06 | Viewed: 1154

Bulgarian Health Ministry to Increase Smoking Ban Checks during Holidays

The Bulgarian Health Ministry has announced it will increase the checks for smoking in public places during the upcoming holidays.

Society » Health | December 13, 2013, Friday // 17:24 | Viewed: 1144

Bulgarian Parliament Rejects Easing Full Smoking Ban

Bulgaria’s Parliament rejected on first reading the amendments to the Health Act, which proposed to liberalize the full smoking ban.

Society » Health | December 12, 2013, Thursday // 13:46 | Viewed: 1654

Bulgarians Protest against Ease of Smoking Ban

A protest against the smoking ban repeal is held in front of the Bulgarian Parliament Thursday.

Society » Health | December 12, 2013, Thursday // 12:07 | Viewed: 947

Bulgaria's Parliament Decides on Easing Smoking Ban

Тhe Bulgarian Parliament is expected to put to the vote on Thursday the proposal for amendments to the full smoking ban.

Society » Health | December 12, 2013, Thursday // 07:34 | Viewed: 1245

Bulgaria Marks Global AIDS Day

Bulgaria will mark the World AIDS Day on Sunday with several campaigns scheduled around the capital Sofia.

Society » Health | December 1, 2013, Sunday // 10:55 | Viewed: 1102

European Study: Bulgarian Healthcare Is in 'Dire Straits'

Bulgaria's healthcare is four spots (30th) before the last one in Europe in the 2013 ranking of the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI).

Society » Health | November 30, 2013, Saturday // 11:24 | Viewed: 1802

Bulgaria’s Health Insurance Fund to Check Hospital Records

Bulgaria’s National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) will conduct probes into the activities of state and private hospitals.

Society » Health | November 25, 2013, Monday // 16:31 | Viewed: 933

Bulgarian Socialists Firm on Easing Smoking Ban before New Year

The Bulgarian Socialist Party will attempt to ease the full ban on smoking in public places in the country on time for the New Year celebrations.

Society » Health | November 25, 2013, Monday // 16:31 | Viewed: 1528

Number of Babies Born in Bulgaria down by 4500 in 2013

Bulgarian health Minister Tanya Andreeva has drawn attention to the worrying forecast that the number of babies born in 2013 will be 4500 less compared to 2012.

Society » Health | November 23, 2013, Saturday // 15:42 | Viewed: 1800

Bulgarian Cabinet, Hospitals Reach Deal on Overdue Payments

Representatives of Bulgaria's government have signed an agreement with representatives of health institutions for the full payment of overdues.

Society » Health | November 18, 2013, Monday // 19:37 | Viewed: 903

Bulgarian Medics Postpone Nationwide Protest

The Bulgarian Doctors' Union has decided to postpone plans to stage nationwide strikes and protest rallies.

Society » Health | November 9, 2013, Saturday // 10:35 | Viewed: 965

Bulgarian Medics Mull Nationwide Protests

Bulgarian doctors, nurses, and medical staff are deciding Friday whether to stage massive rallies across the country because of insufficient hospital funding.

Society » Health | November 8, 2013, Friday // 10:28 | Viewed: 1113

Hepatitis A Case Confirmed in Bulgarian Refugee Shelter

A child living in a refugee shelter in Bulgarian town of Harmanli has been infected with Hepatitis A, the case is confirmed by the Regional Health Inspection in the southern city.

Society » Health | November 7, 2013, Thursday // 16:40 | Viewed: 1076

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: 1060

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: 805

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: 793

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: 829

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: 1685
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