All Ambulances to Bear Posters in Support of Health Minister

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All emergency aid ambulances in Bulgaria are to bear posters in support of Health Minister Petar Moskov, starting from Thursday.

The initiative is organised by medical federation Podkrepa (Support), which expressed on Wednesday its support for Moskov, electronic daily Dnevnik reports.

The Health Minister has been heavily criticised for his proposal that ambulances should not enter Roma quarters, where medics had been assaulted previously, unless their safety is guaranteed.

The ambulances of Sofia emergency medical aid will be equipped with banners bearing the message: “The truth – following years of humiliation affecting the whole of our society”.

The initiators do not accept the accusations originating from members of parliament from certain political parties and non-governmental organisations that Moskov is adding an ethnical dimension to the problem.

Moskov's supporters claim that no arguments can be more convincing than the numbers which show that 175 out of 227 attacks on emergency medical aid teams had taken place in Roma neighbourhoods since the beginning of the year.

The federation highlights that the safety of emergency aid medics should be guaranteed everywhere, where there is a risk of violence against them.

They believe that the problem is of a deep social-political rather than ethnical character.

The federation commented that the initiative for the posters originated from its structures throughout the country.

The president of the federation Margarita Petrova said that they are planning further actions, in case Moskov's initiative does not garner support.

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Send in the cops - 11 Dec 2014 // 09:15:46

when a call for an ambulance is made. Anyone messes with the ambulance Crew, shoot them and leave their bodies to rot in the sun. Roma will learn the hard way.

Seedy Imposter - 11 Dec 2014 // 08:18:05

Doubt the roma are stealing power these days with private enterprise involved in electrical distribution.

And they are given education, least the children and teenagers are although they face a tidal wave of unacceptable adult behaviour and an oral language that has failed them and in most that language been crafted to suit an unacceptable life style

Way forward is law and order, integration from equal application of the law. We are seeing this and we see the roma fight back of is unacceptable behaviour.

Roma, need to learn to stop burdening themselves with large families and accept that the fight is at an educational establishment(s) where they access their minds to do battle and do well at exams. But when your head be full of goodness knows what and mixed or confused emotions, etc, from an oral language life is tough.

justme - 10 Dec 2014 // 22:15:42

These people from Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, should go in an ambulance for a few nights, in these ghetto's, and then give verdict on what everyone is trying to call out in Bulgaria. There is a severe gypsy problem. The Bulgarian militia will not deal with any crime from the group of European citizens, ambulances are afraid to service them, the population has to put up with them making a mess of all our cities. We know all the arguments, they live with no Taxes, they live with free electric and heating, and they don't contribute to society in any helpful way. (with exception of some of the roma which luckily find their way out of that gypsy lifestyle). The Gypsies want nothing to do with modern society, and we can not close our eyes to this any longer. They are out of control. We need intensive means to support, educate and lift them out of this inhumane poverty, and also we need a good dose of law and order.

Seedy Imposter - 10 Dec 2014 // 18:09:25

Glad to read the people are rising and telling the truth. Should install cctv with night capability to all emergency vehicles and gather the evidence of the really, really, really stupid population, drunks, sobers, the whole lot. Then send to these idiots the bill for the damage and time wasted.

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