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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: 1152

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: 994

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: 1634

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: 830

Sick Leave Notes to Be Sent By Email As of 2015

As of January 1, doctors will send the sick leave notes straight to the National Insurance Institute (NOI) by e-mail, reports the 24 Chasa daily.

Society » Health | June 26, 2014, Thursday // 11:49 | Viewed: 1411

Infectious Disease Outbreak Threatens Flood-Hit Varna's Asparuhovo

Bulgaria's port city of Varna Apauhovo district is at risk of an outbreak of hepatitis, dysentery and salmonellosis after last week's devastating floods.

Society » Health | June 26, 2014, Thursday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1466

Every Third Schoolchild In Bulgaria is Overweight

Thirty percent of the Bulgarian schoolchildren aged 6-19 are overweight and 12.

Society » Health | June 25, 2014, Wednesday // 13:13 | Viewed: 936

Bulgaria's Health Fund Might Cut Funding by Half

The National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) might have to cut the funding for Bulgaria's state hospitals by half starting August, reports Sega daily.

Society » Health | June 24, 2014, Tuesday // 10:26 | Viewed: 2580

Bulgaria's Health Fund Deficit to Reach BGN 0.5 B by End-2014

National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK)'s overdraft is expected to be BGN 491 M (EUR 245.5 M), a financial report at the institution reveals.

Society » Health | June 23, 2014, Monday // 12:19 | Viewed: 837

Urgent Food Safety Inspections Begin in Flooded Regions

Inspectors from Bulgarian Regional Food Safety Directorates in the floods-damaged areas are taking urgent measures to prevent food-borne illnesses and infectious animal diseases.

Society » Health | June 20, 2014, Friday // 17:31 | Viewed: 1230

Bulgarian Red Cross Helps Children Injured in Accidents

Bulgarian Red Cross has provided financial aid to 31 families with children, victims of car accidents.

Society » Health | June 18, 2014, Wednesday // 14:01 | Viewed: 651

Bulgaria's Healthcare Money to Run Out September- Medical Union

Bulgarian healthcare faces shortage of funding from September, Tsvetan Raychinov, head of the Bulgarian Medical Association, has warned.

Society » Health | June 18, 2014, Wednesday // 11:39 | Viewed: 973

20% of Bulgarians Have Never Been To a Health Checkup

One fifth of all Bulgarians have never been to a general medical examination, shows a survey of the Open Society Institute in Sofia.

Society » Health | June 16, 2014, Monday // 15:16 | Viewed: 784

Bulgarian Red Cross To Train Taxi Drivers for First Aid

The Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) will train 80 taxi drivers in first aid courses,   the BRC chairperson Hristo Grigorov told Focus news agency.

Society » Health | June 14, 2014, Saturday // 12:16 | Viewed: 1062

New Medical Teams To Join Sofia Emergency Care Center

The new teams of doctors from hospitals in Bulgaria's capital of Sofia that will provide help to the city emergency care unit will be set up, Tuesday.

Society » Health | June 10, 2014, Tuesday // 09:53 | Viewed: 1165

Sofia's Emergency Care Protesting Again, Despite Pay Raise Talks

Bulgarian Sofia Emergency Care staff are protesting against the low salaries and the long-lasting structural problems in their unit again, Monday morning.

Society » Health | June 9, 2014, Monday // 10:05 | Viewed: 1250

Bulgarian Cab Drivers to Pass First Aid Training

Taxi drivers from around Bulgaria will participate in a first aid training program organized by the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC).

Society » Health | June 7, 2014, Saturday // 14:59 | Viewed: 1349

Emergency Care Protests Continue in Sofia

Emergency care staff are on the streets again Tuesday to protest against the dire state of their unit.

Society » Health | June 3, 2014, Tuesday // 09:19 | Viewed: 1582

12 Children Hospitalized for Food Poisoning in Bulgaria's Razlog

12 children have been hospitalized with food poisoning symptoms in the southwestern town of Razlog.

Society » Health | June 1, 2014, Sunday // 13:31 | Viewed: 2288