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3% of Bulgaria’s Population Have No Access to Emergency Medial Service

211 000 Bulgarian nationals, or 3% of the population, have no access to emergency medical service because they live in remote areas, according to a report of the National Audit Office (NAO) on the quality of medical care in the country.

Society » Health | September 27, 2015, Sunday // 14:31 | Viewed: 6298

Bulgaria’s Health Minister Proposes to Introduce 'Junk Food' Tax

Bulgaria’s Health Minister Petar Moskov has proposed to introduce a new tax on producers of “junk food” to stimulate the use of healthy food, particularly by children and adolescents.

Society » Health | September 15, 2015, Tuesday // 18:33 | Viewed: 12819

World Bank Said to Be Urging Bulgaria to Cut VAT on Drugs

The World Bank has recommended to Bulgaria to cut Value Added Vax (VAT) levied on medicines as the tax is too high and poses a heavier burden on the poorer patients, Sega news daily reported on Monday.

Society » Health | August 24, 2015, Monday // 16:36 | Viewed: 5523

Bathing Ban at Central Beach of Bulgaria's Lozenets Remains in Force

The temporary bathing ban at the central beach of the Bulgarian Black Sea resort of Lozenets remains in force.

Society » Health | August 24, 2015, Monday // 13:28 | Viewed: 5584

Health Authorities Temporarily Ban Bathing on Central Beach in Bulgaria's Lozenets

Bathing on the central beach in the Bulgarian Black Sea resort of Lozenets has been temporarily forbidden due to polluted waters.

Society » Health | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 13:53 | Viewed: 7248

Bulgaria Had High Rates of Potentially Amenable Deaths in 2012 - Eurostat

Bulgaria, Lithuania, Romania and Latvia topped the list of number of amenable deaths in 2012, the EU's statistical body Eurostat has said.

Society » Health | August 7, 2015, Friday // 09:51 | Viewed: 5040

Bulgaria’s Health Minister Revokes License of Private Hospital

Bulgaria’s Health Minister Petar Moskov has revoked the license of a private hospital, Surgery Hospital „Papurov” in Targovishte.

Society » Health | August 6, 2015, Thursday // 14:01 | Viewed: 6117

Bulgaria’s PM: Hospitals Will Remain On No-Privatization List

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has vowed that Health Minister Petar Moskov will withdraw a set of legal amendments paving the way for the privatization of hospitals.

Society » Health | July 1, 2015, Wednesday // 14:04 | Viewed: 4589

Bulgaria’s Health Ministry Mulls 3-10% Tax on Junk Food

Bulgaria’s Health Ministry plans to introduce a new tax of 3-10% on unhealthy food products and energy drinks.

Society » Health | June 29, 2015, Monday // 10:00 | Viewed: 4915

Turkey Gives 100,000 Vaccines to Bulgaria

Turkey will be donating 100,000 vaccines to Bulgaria in order to ensure that the preventative procedures will b uphold according to the schedule outlined by the Healthcare Ministry.

Society » Health | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 21:25 | Viewed: 7435

Bulgaria, Romania to Order Expensive Medicines Jointly as of end-2015

Bulgaria and Romania will start ordering jointly expensive pharmaceuticals in end-2015 in a bid to secure lower prices through larger quantities, according to Health Minister Petar Moskov.

Society » Health | May 31, 2015, Sunday // 10:47 | Viewed: 3464

Bulgaria Has Second Highest Number of Smokers in EU

Bulgaria has the second highest number of smokers in Europe and ranks sixth in the world in this respect.

Society » Health | May 29, 2015, Friday // 16:00 | Viewed: 4844

Bulgaria Has Fifth Largest Share of Obese Children in Europe – WHO

According to the latest figures of WHO, which were presented in Prague on Wednesday, Bulgaria has the fifth largest share of obese or overweight children under the age of five in Europe.

Society » Health | May 7, 2015, Thursday // 13:44 | Viewed: 2331

Midwife Guilty of Baby Beating Has Worked 7 24-hour Shifts Monthly

Midwife Emilia Kovacheva that has been charged with hurting the 4-day old baby in private hospital Sofiamed, has had seven 24-hour shifts every month, plus her regular 8-hour daily shifts.

Society » Health | May 7, 2015, Thursday // 12:03 | Viewed: 2522

Bulgarian Health Minister Foresees Possible Decrease in Number of Hospitals

The Bulgarian Health Minister Petar Moskov said on Monday that the number of hospitals could decrease by 50 next year

Society » Health | May 4, 2015, Monday // 13:09 | Viewed: 1780

Bulgaria Midwife Who Wounded Baby Regularly Worked 24 Hours On Duty

Emiliya Kovacheva, a midwife who beat a 4-day-old baby, regularly worked 24 hours on duty without a break, according to a preliminary report of Bulgaria’s Executive Agency „Medical Audit“ (EAMA).

Society » Health | May 1, 2015, Friday // 16:30 | Viewed: 29377

Bulgaria Health System Could Perform Much Better, World Bank Says

Bulgaria’s health care system has the potential to considerably boost its performance while cutting out-of-pocket spending, the World Bank has said.

Society » Health | April 30, 2015, Thursday // 17:50 | Viewed: 3075

Hospitals in Bulgaria Use Up to 3 Times More Antibiotics than in Western Europe – Expert

Bulgarian hospitals use up to three times more antibiotics than in modern European countries, according to Todor Kantardzhiev, head of the National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases.

Society » Health | April 21, 2015, Tuesday // 13:30 | Viewed: 2028

Bulgaria to Purchase over 300 New Ambulances with EU Funds

Deputy Regional Development Minister Denitsa Nikolova announced that Bulgaria will purchase over 300 new ambulances for the needs of the emergency medical service with EU funds.

Society » Health | April 7, 2015, Tuesday // 21:43 | Viewed: 1821

Doctors in Bulgaria to Stage Symbolic Protest over New Funding Model

Doctors at a number of hospitals in Bulgaria will stage symbolic protests on their professional holiday, April 7, over the new methodology of distribution of financing.

Society » Health | April 7, 2015, Tuesday // 07:51 | Viewed: 1617

Patients Will Need ID Cards to Be Admitted to Hospital in Bulgaria as of April

As of April 1, patients will need to show an identity document in order to be admitted to hospital in Bulgaria.

Society » Health | March 23, 2015, Monday // 12:28 | Viewed: 2906
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