Sofia Emergency Hospital CEO Sacked Unexpectedly

November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 06:05
Bulgaria: Sofia Emergency Hospital CEO Sacked Unexpectedly
Prof. Dimitar Radenovski, CEO of the Sofia-based Pirogov hospital, was dismissed Tuesday afternoon over violations in public procurement. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

Bulgaria's Health Minister Desislava Atanasova dismissed Tuesday afternoon the executive director of the Sofia-based Pirogov hospital, one of the busiest emergency hospitals in the country, over public procurement violations.

According to reports of mass-circulation Trud daily based on information form unnamed government sources, the violations committed by Prof. Dimitar Radenovski were established by the Public Financial Inspection Agency (PFIA).

According to the publication, one of the irregularities committed by Radenovski incurred damages worth over BGN 710 000.

Radenovski's resignation was also demanded in connection with an investigation of the prosecuting authority launched in the summer over malfeasance in office and large-scale embezzlement at Pirogov.

The Prosecutor's Office was notified about the violations in a report of the Medical Audit Executive Agency's (MAEA).

The interim head of the Pirogov hospital in Sofia is the head of the Reanimation Unit of

Assoc. Prof Stoyan Milanov, director of the Reanimation Unit at Pirogov, will act as interim head of the hospital.


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