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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: 1632

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: 1014

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: 1021

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: 761

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: 1235

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: 779

Notorious MP Appointed to Head Bulgaria's National Health Fund

Bulgarian ruling GERB party MP Plamen Tsekov has been expectedly selected by the parliament to become the next head of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund.

Society » Health | March 29, 2012, Thursday // 16:17 | Viewed: 725

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: 1303

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: 789

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: 1228

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: 892

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: 1014

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: 767

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: 1105

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: 1898

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: 825

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: 1164

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: 746

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: 1795

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: 833

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: 912
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