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Bulgarian Parliament to Discuss Lifting of Smoking Ban

Bulgaria's Parliament will discuss the possibility of lifting the full smoking ban in closed public spaces, according to parliamentary health committee head Desislava Daritkova.

Society » Health | December 7, 2012, Friday // 14:39 | Viewed: 1888

Bulgarian Right-Wingers Want FinMin, Health Insurance Head Axed

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition has demanded the resignations of Finance Minister Simeon Djankov and the director of the National Health Insurance Fund over what it perceives as failed policies.

Society » Health | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 15:01 | Viewed: 965

GERB MPs: Smoking Ban Stays Full Force in Bulgaria

The full smoking ban in indoor spaces in Bulgaria would remain without any future changes, according to MPs from the ruling GERB party.

Society » Health | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 10:43 | Viewed: 1532

New Patron, New Hopes as Bulgarian Christmas Charity Campaign Kicks off

The 'Bulgarian Christmas' charity, which was set up by former President Georgi Parvanov in 2002 to give sick children a hope, was launched for the tenth time and with boosted expectations by his successor Rosen Plevneliev.

Society » Health | December 4, 2012, Tuesday // 17:16 | Viewed: 2819

Bulgaria Mulls Easing Full Smoking Ban - Report

Bulgaria's Parliament considers easing the full smoking ban in closed public spaces that was imposed in the country on June 1, according to a local media report.

Society » Health | December 4, 2012, Tuesday // 13:50 | Viewed: 1783

Winter Flu Wave to Hit Europe, Bulgaria Dec-Jan - Expert

The flu wave in Bulgaria for the 2012-13 winter season is expected to come in January, said Bulgaria's Chief Health Inspector Angel Kunchev.

Society » Health | December 2, 2012, Sunday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1464

13 Bulgarian Hospitals to Undergo Upgrades, Repairs Worth BGN 147 M

Health Minister Desislava Atanasova has announced that a total of 13 hospitals in Bulgaria will undergo upgrading and improvement works worth over BGN 147 M.

Society » Health | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 20:03 | Viewed: 1937

Bulgaria Takes Part in Global AIDS Day

Bulgaria joins Saturday many countries all over the world in marking World Aids Day for the ninth consecutive year.

Society » Health | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 11:57 | Viewed: 956

Varna Blood Transfusion Center Survives after Wage Upping

The thirty eight doctors and nurses from the Regional Blood Transfusion Center in Bulgaria's Black Sea capital Varna, who decided to quit at the beginning of November because of low salaries and poor work conditions, are withdrawing their resignations.

Society » Health | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 13:51 | Viewed: 1162

Bulgarian Health Fund Found Guilty of Discrimination

Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court, VAS, has ruled against the National Health Insurance Fund, NZOK, on charges of discrimination against people suffering from multiple sclerosis.

Society » Health | November 25, 2012, Sunday // 13:32 | Viewed: 1432

Bulgarian Protesters: Rulers Are 'Nazis' for Imposing Smoking Ban

A bunch of citizens gathered in Bulgaria's Danube town of Ruse to protest against the full smoking ban imposed in the country several months ago.

Society » Health | November 24, 2012, Saturday // 15:12 | Viewed: 3747

Bulgarian Health Minister Firmly Defends Full Smoking Ban

Bulgarian Health Minister Desislava Atanasova has firmly denied any possibility of the full smoking ban in closed public spaces being lifted in the country.

Society » Health | November 23, 2012, Friday // 16:52 | Viewed: 2994

Bulgarians Hold Nationwide Rally against Full Smoking Ban

Tobacco-addicted Bulgarians are due to take to the streets on Thursday in protest against the ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces, enforced as of June 1.

Society » Health | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 10:42 | Viewed: 1870

Sofia Emergency Hospital CEO Sacked Unexpectedly

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.

Society » Health | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 18:05 | Viewed: 2196

Bulgarian Doctors Want FinMin Out over Diversion of Funds

The Bulgarian Medical Association and other professional and patients' organization have requested the resignation of Bulgarian Minister of Finance Simeon Djankov.

Society » Health | November 19, 2012, Monday // 19:31 | Viewed: 1261

Bulgaria Marks Tobacco Free Day amidst Smoking Ban Polemic

On November 15th, the third Thursday in November, many countries, including Bulgaria, mark the International Smoke Free Day (Great American Smokeout).

Society » Health | November 15, 2012, Thursday // 09:56 | Viewed: 10495

Struggling Bulgarian Blood Transfusion Center Survives

The doctors, nurses, and lab specialists at the Regional Blood Transfusion Center in Bulgaria's Stara Zagora have decided to stay even though a month ago they announced their intention to quit because of their low salaries.

Society » Health | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 19:19 | Viewed: 2400

Doctors Union: Bulgaria Govt Dooms Health System to Death

The professional organization of doctors in Bulgaria has come out in support to hematologists who have decided to quit en masse over their meager salaries.

Society » Health | November 13, 2012, Tuesday // 19:49 | Viewed: 1715

Underpaid Medics 'Abandon' Varna Blood Transfusion Center

A total of thirty eight doctors and nurses from the Regional Blood Transfusion Center in Bulgaria's Black Sea capital Varna are quitting because of low salaries and poor work conditions.

Society » Health | November 12, 2012, Monday // 13:18 | Viewed: 2095

UN Report Shows Decreased Heroin Availability in Bulgaria

The availability of heroin in Bulgaria has decreased but new cases of HIV infection and the spread of HIV among people injecting drugs have increased, according to the annual report of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Society » Health | October 31, 2012, Wednesday // 14:49 | Viewed: 1850

Bulgarian MP Warns about Slackened Control over GM Food

Right-wing MP Vanyo Sharkov has accused the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency of serious negligence, saying that the watchdog conducted only 61 tests for genetically-modified organisms (GMO) in 2011, or 5 probes a month.

Society » Health | October 27, 2012, Saturday // 15:39 | Viewed: 1615
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