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Bulgaria Marks No Tobacco Day as Full Smoking Ban Looms

A day before Bulgaria bans smoking in all enclosed public spaces, the country and the world will observe on May 31 the No Tobacco Day to draw global awareness to the widespread prevalence of smoking and its negative health effects.

Society » Health | May 31, 2012, Thursday // 08:18 | Viewed: 1595

Bulgarian Parliament Passes Full Smoking Ban

The Bulgarian Parliament adopted Thursday legislative amendments introducing a full ban on smoking in closed public spaces and areas.

Society » Health | May 17, 2012, Thursday // 13:03 | Viewed: 3697

Bulgaria Awaits Decisive Vote on Full Smoking Ban

A full smoking ban in closed public spaces is expected to be passed at second reading in the Bulgarian Parliament on Wednesday.

Society » Health | May 16, 2012, Wednesday // 08:45 | Viewed: 871

Hefty Bonuses Reported at Depleted Sofia Emergency Hospital

In the last three years, the CEO of the emergency hospital "Pirogov" in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Prof. Dimitar Radenovski, has approved bonuses for employees in the amount of nearly BGN 2 M.

Society » Health | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 19:23 | Viewed: 1015

European Study Ranks Bulgaria at Healthcare's Bottom

Bulgaria's healthcare is one spot before the last one in Europe in the 2012 ranking of the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI), presented Tuesday in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Society » Health | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 15:32 | Viewed: 2002

Non-Smokers Strike Back as Tobacco-Addicts Rally in Bulgaria

A Bulgarian non-governmental organization offered people to test their lungs to bring attention to the dangers of tobacco use and the harm smokers pose to others.

Society » Health | May 13, 2012, Sunday // 17:24 | Viewed: 1813

Bulgarians Hold Rally, Concert against Full Smoking Ban

Tobacco-addicted Bulgarians protested on Sunday against the ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces, due to be enforced as of June 1, with a concert.

Society » Health | May 13, 2012, Sunday // 15:05 | Viewed: 1501

Sofia Ambulance Service Investigated after Patient Death

The regional Sofia unit of Bulgaria's Emergency Medical Assistance agency is under an internal investigation based on a signal for a patient's death.

Society » Health | May 12, 2012, Saturday // 17:48 | Viewed: 1034

Bulgarians to Rally against Full Smoking Ban Sunday

Tobacco-addicted Bulgarians will protest on Sunday against the ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces, due to be enforced as of June 1.

Society » Health | May 11, 2012, Friday // 12:06 | Viewed: 1389

Bulgaria Shies Away from Smoking Ban in Open Public Spaces

Bulgaria's parliamentary health committee voted on Thursday against the proposed ban on smoking in open public spaces, such as stadiums and bus stations.

Society » Health | May 10, 2012, Thursday // 19:52 | Viewed: 1040

Bulgaria Not Likely to Ban Smoking in Open Public Spaces

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB party has dropped its plan to propose a stricter smoking ban in the country by abolishing smoking in open public spaces, such as stadiums and bus stations.

Society » Health | May 10, 2012, Thursday // 10:20 | Viewed: 1121

Bulgaria's Full Smoking Ban to Fuel Smuggling - Analyst

Bulgaria's organized crime will see their old favorite - illegal cigarette sales - boom after smoking is banned in all enclosed public spaces as of June 1, an expert has warned.

Society » Health | May 7, 2012, Monday // 16:49 | Viewed: 1294

Bulgarian Doctors Union Fined for Setting Minimum Tariff for Paid Check-Ups

The Bulgarian Doctors Union (BDU) has been penalized for the anti-competitive move of setting a minimum price for a private medical examination.

Society » Health | May 7, 2012, Monday // 16:36 | Viewed: 1097

Bulgaria Extends In Vitro Time with State Funding

Bulgaria's authorities have extended by six months the time for conducting an in vitro procedure with state funding.

Society » Health | April 17, 2012, Tuesday // 15:29 | Viewed: 838

Emergency Room Salaries in Bulgaria to Go Up by 20%

Salaries of emergency room personnel are going up by 20%, effective June 1, 2012, according to Bulgarian Health Minister, Desislava Atanasova.

Society » Health | April 12, 2012, Thursday // 10:10 | Viewed: 1197

Full Smoking Ban Passed in Bulgaria's Parliament

Bulgaria's Parliament adopted at first reading legislative amendments that would ban smoking in open public spaces.

Society » Health | April 11, 2012, Wednesday // 14:51 | Viewed: 1663

Bulgarian Min to Ban Drivers Licenses for Health-Uninsured

Bulgaria's newly appointed Health Minister, Desislava Atanasova, has added drivers licenses to the list of IDs that would not be provided to those who do not pay health insurance contributions.

Society » Health | April 11, 2012, Wednesday // 09:59 | Viewed: 1044

3000 In Vitro Babies May Be Born in Bulgaria by End of 2012

Bulgaria's Health Minister Desisislava Atanasova has stated she hopes 3000 in vitro babies will be born by the end of 2012.

Society » Health | April 8, 2012, Sunday // 18:54 | Viewed: 1050

Bulgarian Health Minister Reports Hefty Hospital Debt

The debt of Bulgarian hospitals for years back has totaled BGN 378 M, according to the country's new Health Minister, Desislava Atanasova.

Society » Health | April 6, 2012, Friday // 12:21 | Viewed: 798

New Top Resignation Reported at Bulgaria's Health Ministry

Bulgaria's Deputy Health Minister, Kiril Dobrev, has submitted his resignation Monday.

Society » Health | April 2, 2012, Monday // 14:46 | Viewed: 1271

Exonerated Ex Bulgarian Health Min Reiterates Trial Absurdity

Bulgaria's ex Health Minister Bozhidar Nanev has reiterated his conviction that he had been tried in a Court of law for serving Bulgaria and following the law.

Society » Health | March 31, 2012, Saturday // 14:34 | Viewed: 806
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