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Bulgaria's Health Fund Might Receive Up to BGN 200 M to Tackle Debt

A state grant for debt-ridden National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) amounting to BGN 200 M (EUR 100 M) could be allocated, NZOK's Supervisory Council says.

Society » Health | June 26, 2014, Thursday // 14:06 | Viewed: 851

Sick Leave Notes to Be Sent By Email As of 2015

As of January 1, doctors will send the sick leave notes straight to the National Insurance Institute (NOI) by e-mail, reports the 24 Chasa daily.

Society » Health | June 26, 2014, Thursday // 11:49 | Viewed: 2701

Infectious Disease Outbreak Threatens Flood-Hit Varna's Asparuhovo

Bulgaria's port city of Varna Apauhovo district is at risk of an outbreak of hepatitis, dysentery and salmonellosis after last week's devastating floods.

Society » Health | June 26, 2014, Thursday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1489

Every Third Schoolchild In Bulgaria is Overweight

Thirty percent of the Bulgarian schoolchildren aged 6-19 are overweight and 12.

Society » Health | June 25, 2014, Wednesday // 13:13 | Viewed: 981

Bulgaria's Health Fund Might Cut Funding by Half

The National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) might have to cut the funding for Bulgaria's state hospitals by half starting August, reports Sega daily.

Society » Health | June 24, 2014, Tuesday // 10:26 | Viewed: 4000

Bulgaria's Health Fund Deficit to Reach BGN 0.5 B by End-2014

National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK)'s overdraft is expected to be BGN 491 M (EUR 245.5 M), a financial report at the institution reveals.

Society » Health | June 23, 2014, Monday // 12:19 | Viewed: 847

Urgent Food Safety Inspections Begin in Flooded Regions

Inspectors from Bulgarian Regional Food Safety Directorates in the floods-damaged areas are taking urgent measures to prevent food-borne illnesses and infectious animal diseases.

Society » Health | June 20, 2014, Friday // 17:31 | Viewed: 1246

Bulgarian Red Cross Helps Children Injured in Accidents

Bulgarian Red Cross has provided financial aid to 31 families with children, victims of car accidents.

Society » Health | June 18, 2014, Wednesday // 14:01 | Viewed: 667

Bulgaria's Healthcare Money to Run Out September- Medical Union

Bulgarian healthcare faces shortage of funding from September, Tsvetan Raychinov, head of the Bulgarian Medical Association, has warned.

Society » Health | June 18, 2014, Wednesday // 11:39 | Viewed: 997

20% of Bulgarians Have Never Been To a Health Checkup

One fifth of all Bulgarians have never been to a general medical examination, shows a survey of the Open Society Institute in Sofia.

Society » Health | June 16, 2014, Monday // 15:16 | Viewed: 800

Bulgarian Red Cross To Train Taxi Drivers for First Aid

The Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) will train 80 taxi drivers in first aid courses,   the BRC chairperson Hristo Grigorov told Focus news agency.

Society » Health | June 14, 2014, Saturday // 12:16 | Viewed: 1078

New Medical Teams To Join Sofia Emergency Care Center

The new teams of doctors from hospitals in Bulgaria's capital of Sofia that will provide help to the city emergency care unit will be set up, Tuesday.

Society » Health | June 10, 2014, Tuesday // 09:53 | Viewed: 1185

Sofia's Emergency Care Protesting Again, Despite Pay Raise Talks

Bulgarian Sofia Emergency Care staff are protesting against the low salaries and the long-lasting structural problems in their unit again, Monday morning.

Society » Health | June 9, 2014, Monday // 10:05 | Viewed: 1259

Bulgarian Cab Drivers to Pass First Aid Training

Taxi drivers from around Bulgaria will participate in a first aid training program organized by the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC).

Society » Health | June 7, 2014, Saturday // 14:59 | Viewed: 1361

Emergency Care Protests Continue in Sofia

Emergency care staff are on the streets again Tuesday to protest against the dire state of their unit.

Society » Health | June 3, 2014, Tuesday // 09:19 | Viewed: 1597

12 Children Hospitalized for Food Poisoning in Bulgaria's Razlog

12 children have been hospitalized with food poisoning symptoms in the southwestern town of Razlog.

Society » Health | June 1, 2014, Sunday // 13:31 | Viewed: 2326

On World No Tobacco Day - 2 M Bulgarians Are Active Smokers

More than 2.1M Bulgarians, or about 30% of the population, are active smokers, according to a survey of the World Health Organization on occasion of May 31, World No Tobacco Day.

Society » Health | May 31, 2014, Saturday // 11:36 | Viewed: 2016

Emergency Care Doctors in Sofia Continue Protests

Over 100 doctors staged a protest in front of the Emergency Care unit in Sofia to oppose the calls for a resignation of their director, Georgi Gelev.

Society » Health | May 30, 2014, Friday // 12:02 | Viewed: 1560

Emergency Care Doctors in Sofia Resign Collectively In Protest

All doctors from the Emergency Care unit in Sofia have resigned collectively.

Society » Health | May 29, 2014, Thursday // 11:57 | Viewed: 1317

Over 12 Thousands Bulgarians Suffered Workplace Injuries in 2013

Some 12.1 thousand Bulgarians suffered injuries in the workplace or in work related accidents, of which 8.7 thousand or 71.8% were men.

Society » Health | May 22, 2014, Thursday // 12:52 | Viewed: 823

Average Life Expectancy in Bulgaria Grows, Still Among Lowest in EU

Life expectancy of Bulgarian population calculated for the period 2011-2013 has increased by 0.5 years and has reached 74. 5 years.

Society » Health | May 16, 2014, Friday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1362