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Bulgaria Set to Ease Full Smoking Ban Once Again - Report

Bulgaria's MPs are allegedly set to go for a "liberalized" version of the much anticipated full smoking ban.

Society » Health | March 27, 2012, Tuesday // 13:49 | Viewed: 1262

Bulgarian Health Min Mulls Pay Raise for Emergency Staff

Bulgaria's Health Minister, Desislava Atanasova, proposed a new plan to increase wages of emergency room doctors who currently get paid the dismal BGN 500 a month on average.

Society » Health | March 26, 2012, Monday // 14:55 | Viewed: 757

Bulgaria Health Min Threatens to Ban Health-Uninsured from Having ID Cards

Bulgarians who do not pay health insurance may be deprived of certain administrative services, including receiving identity cards, the country's newly appointed Health Minister has revealed.

Society » Health | March 24, 2012, Saturday // 15:31 | Viewed: 1184

Bulgaria to Lift Cap on Funds for Treatment of Sick Children

Bulgaria's Health Ministry is proposing to the cabinet to lift the cap of BGN 180 000 for the medical treatment of children.

Society » Health | March 22, 2012, Thursday // 17:38 | Viewed: 852

Cancer Cure Medication Prices in Bulgaria Skyrocket by 386%

Prices of eight cancer cure medications in Bulgaria have increased with an average 386% just in the course of one year.

Society » Health | March 20, 2012, Tuesday // 14:20 | Viewed: 984

Ousted Bulgarian Health Minister: GERB Did Not Support Me

Recently resigned Bulgarian Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, voiced discontent with the lack of Parliamentary support for a number of Bills he wanted to introduce in an effort to reform the healthcare sector.

Society » Health | March 20, 2012, Tuesday // 11:46 | Viewed: 740

New Bulgarian Health Minister Revamps Selection of Doctors

Desislava Atanasova, Bulgaria's newly nominated Health Minister, is going to propose a new plan for the patients who want to select a doctor or a medical team.

Society » Health | March 20, 2012, Tuesday // 09:21 | Viewed: 1082

Expired Medicines On Sale On Sofia Flea Market

Dangerous medicines of unknown origin and past sell-by dates are being sold on the flea market in Sofia's Malashevtsi residential district.

Society » Health | March 19, 2012, Monday // 12:33 | Viewed: 1786

Bulgarian Health Fund Secures Discounts for 25 Drugs

The Bulgarian National Health Insurance Fund, NZOK, has secured discounts for 25 medications used for hospital treatment.

Society » Health | March 15, 2012, Thursday // 16:24 | Viewed: 797

Majority of Bulgarian Doctors Eye Jobs Abroad

The large majority of Bulgarian doctors are willing to change their work place, including working abroad.

Society » Health | March 15, 2012, Thursday // 15:17 | Viewed: 1132

Bulgaria's GERB on Lookout for 4th Health Minister

The Members of the Parliament from the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, are ready with their nomination for Head of the National Insurance Fund, NZOK.

Society » Health | March 14, 2012, Wednesday // 10:18 | Viewed: 719

Bulgarian Health Fund Fights to Lower Cancer Cure Prices

The Bulgarian National Health Insurance Fund, NZOK, is launching a procedure to negotiate discounts for medication used for hospital treatment of cancer patients.

Society » Health | March 12, 2012, Monday // 18:23 | Viewed: 1740

Bulgarian PM Threatens to Fire 1 More Health Minister

Bulgaria's Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, will be axed unless he starts coping with his job, the country's PM Boyko Borisov declared on Monday.

Society » Health | March 12, 2012, Monday // 11:33 | Viewed: 799

Tsvetan Raychinov Reelected Chair of Bulgarian Doctors Union

The Chairman of the Bulgarian Doctors Union, Tsvetan Raychinov, was reelected at the post Saturday at a forum of the organization, held in the northern city of Pleven.

Society » Health | March 10, 2012, Saturday // 18:14 | Viewed: 876

Bulgaria Attempts to Lower Medication Prices Legislatively

Bulgaria's Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, will propose legal amendments aimed at lowering prices of medications paid for by the National Health Insurance Fund, NZOK.

Society » Health | March 9, 2012, Friday // 11:13 | Viewed: 878

Bulgarian PM Mulls Axing Health Minister

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will decide in a week's time weather or not to sack the country's Health Minister Stefan Konstantinov.

Society » Health | March 8, 2012, Thursday // 11:43 | Viewed: 772

Bulgaria's Health Insurance Fund Chief Says Bonus Was Legitimate

Neli Nesheva, the Director of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), has termed the decision to file her resignation as an act of political responsibility aimed at reducing social tension created recently on the issue of additional financial incentive

Society » Health | February 22, 2012, Wednesday // 10:39 | Viewed: 1225

Bulgarian Health Minister to Demand Drug Pricing Audit

Health Minister Stefan Konstantinov is expected to demand an audit of prices of pharmaceuticals in Bulgaria on Wednesday.

Society » Health | February 22, 2012, Wednesday // 08:43 | Viewed: 1603

Bulgaria's Rulers Seal Sacking of Discredited Health Chief

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB has approved the resignation of discredited Bulgarian National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) Director, Neli Nesheva

Society » Health | February 21, 2012, Tuesday // 18:26 | Viewed: 1479

Study Finds Majority of Bulgarians 'Health Illiterate'

The majority of Bulgarians, 61%, are ignorant when it comes to their health, according to a study of the Public Health Department of the Sofia Medical University.

Society » Health | February 21, 2012, Tuesday // 13:08 | Viewed: 2047

Bulgaria Latest Bonus Scandal Backfires on Cancer Sufferers

The resignation of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund director, who quit last week after getting involved in a bonus scandal, has triggered delays in the supply of drugs, used in the basic treatment of cancer cases.

Society » Health | February 20, 2012, Monday // 09:41 | Viewed: 1902
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