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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: 29374

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: 2027

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: 1819

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

Parliament Committee Approves Glinka Komitov as New Head of State Health Insurance Fund

The Healthcare Commission in Bulgaria’s Parliament has approved the nomination of Glinka Komitov for new Chairman of the state-run National Health Insurance Fund NZOK.

Society » Health | March 10, 2015, Tuesday // 17:58 | Viewed: 1121

Bulgaria Spends Most Funds Allocated to Healthcare on Hospitals

Although Bulgaria does not have good health indicators, it is among the leaders in Europe on the amount of funds expended on hospitals.

Society » Health | February 23, 2015, Monday // 15:58 | Viewed: 1500

60% of Calls to 112 Emergency Phone Number in 2014 Were Unjustified

Around 60% of the calls to the 112 emergency phone number in 2014 were unjustified, according to Stoyan Gramatikov, head of the National System 112 Directorate at the Interior Ministry.

Society » Health | February 11, 2015, Wednesday // 12:21 | Viewed: 1046

58% of Settlements in Bulgaria to Access Emergency Care in 20 Minutes by 2020

58% of Bulgarian cities, towns, and villages will have access to emergency medical services within 20 minutes by 2020, according to a draft healthcare reform plan of the Health Ministry.

Society » Health | February 10, 2015, Tuesday // 20:24 | Viewed: 1520

Healthcare in Bulgaria Ranks Among Poorest in Europe

The healthcare services provided in Bulgaria rank among the poorest in Europe, according to the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) released by the Health Consumer Powerhouse on Tuesday.

Society » Health | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 08:30 | Viewed: 3029

Bulgarian City Clinic to Invest BGN 200 M in Construction of Three Hospitals

Bulgarian provider of healthcare services City Clinic starts an investment programme, which exceeds BGN 200 M.

Society » Health | January 12, 2015, Monday // 14:01 | Viewed: 2078

Less than Half of Bulgarians Have Access to Emergency Medical Services within 30 Minutes

No more than 3 million Bulgarian nationals have access to medical service within 30 minutes at present, according to Health Minister Petar Moskov.

Society » Health | January 10, 2015, Saturday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1319

Scottish Nurse Becomes First Person Diagnosed with Ebola in UK

The Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who had volunteered in West Africa, became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United Kingdom.

Society » Health | December 30, 2014, Tuesday // 18:32 | Viewed: 983

Bulgarian Doctors to Appeal Health Fund's Rejection of Framework Contracts

The Bulgarian Medical Association is determined to appeal the national healthcare fund's decision not to sign the 2015 Framework Contract which envisages an increase in prices of some medical services.

Society » Health | December 25, 2014, Thursday // 11:55 | Viewed: 1140

NZOK Refuses to Sign Framework Contract, Doctors Demand Resignation

The chairperson of the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) Rumyana Todorova announced on Tuesday that no National Framework Contract will be signed for 2015.

Society » Health | December 23, 2014, Tuesday // 20:26 | Viewed: 1503

Stem Cell Transplantation Centre Opens in Varna

A new stem cell transplantation centre opened on Monday in the St.

Society » Health | December 22, 2014, Monday // 18:45 | Viewed: 5545

Bulgarian MPs Pass BGN 3 B Healthcare Budget

Lawmakers approved on Friday the expenditure of Bulgaria's national health fund for next year.

Society » Health | December 19, 2014, Friday // 16:19 | Viewed: 1517

Bulgaria's Child Mortality Is 2 Times Higher Than EU's

Child mortality in Bulgaria is two times higher than that in the rest of the EU, said deputy Health Minister Vanyo Sharkov, quoting Eurostat data.

Society » Health | December 18, 2014, Thursday // 10:16 | Viewed: 2017

Israeli Investors Building 4 Oncological Centers in Bulgaria

Four new oncological centers built by Israeli entrepreneurs are to become operational in 2015, the country's Ambassador to Bulgaria has said.

Society » Health | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 17:45 | Viewed: 5453

Sofia Health Inspectorate Steps Up Checks on Indoor Smoking Ban

The Sofia Health Inspectorate will increase the number of checks on the implementation of the indoor smoking ban in restaurants, clubs, bars, discotheques and cafes, reports Dnevnik.

Society » Health | December 13, 2014, Saturday // 16:41 | Viewed: 1405
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