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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: 716

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: 1057

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: 1663

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: 782

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: 1099

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: 693

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: 1669

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: 773

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: 853

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: 844

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: 762

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: 1212

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: 1585

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: 1455

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: 2024

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: 1842

Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Chief Resigns over Bonus Scandal

The embattled director of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund, Neli Nesheva, who got involved in a bonus scandal on Wednesday, has filed her resignation.

Society » Health | February 17, 2012, Friday // 12:33 | Viewed: 1096

Bulgarian PM Seeks Resignation of National Health Insurance Fund Chief

Commenting on the scandal with the director of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), Neli Nesheva, who was revealed Thursday to have pocketed a huge bonus for 2011, Prime Minister Borisov has called for her resignation.

Society » Health | February 17, 2012, Friday // 11:58 | Viewed: 847

Bulgaria's National Health Fund Chief Tries to Dispel 'Bonus Scandal'

Dr. Neli Nesheva, who is the director of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund, has sought to manage a scandal, which erupted after an opposition party leaked information about her 2011 payment bonus.

Society » Health | February 16, 2012, Thursday // 15:01 | Viewed: 1162

Bulgaria Hopes to Please EU Health Commissioner This Time

Bulgaria will welcome EU commissioner for health and consumer policy John Dalli on Thursday, just a day after moving a step closer to a full smoking ban.

Society » Health | February 16, 2012, Thursday // 08:51 | Viewed: 995

Bulgaria Moves Step Closer to Full Smoking Ban

Bulgaria's parliamentary health commission has approved unanimously the proposal for introducing a full ban on smoking in closed public spaces as of June 1, 2012.

Society » Health | February 16, 2012, Thursday // 08:06 | Viewed: 1424
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