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The Bulgaria 2010 Review: Health

2010 health news were marked by several reshuffles at the health ministry; doctors and patients disgruntled over healthcare budget cuts and poor conditions at healthcare facilities and the replacement of the full smoking ban with a partial one.

Society » Health | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 21:38 | Viewed: 4852

Bulgaria's Health Insurance Fund Repays Pharmacies at Once

The Bulgarian National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) has asked the Finance Ministry for permission to pay all its debts to pharmacies at once.

Society » Health | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 17:55 | Viewed: 2475

Bulgaria Registers First Case of FMD in 12 Years

The first case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has occurred in Bulgaria in the past 12 years on Wednesday.

Society » Health | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 17:20 | Viewed: 3242

Bulgarian Govt Assuages Fears over Hepatitis Epidemic

As the number of hepatitis A cases in Southeastern Bulgaria grew in the past couple of days, the government has declared there was no need to “dramatize” the situation.

Society » Health | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 14:40 | Viewed: 3243

Bulgarian Cabinet Caps Doctor Selection Price

The Bulgarian cabinet approved Wednesday the changes to the Decree of Patients' Access to Health Care, the government press center informs.

Society » Health | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 13:45 | Viewed: 1476

3000 Fewer Children Born in Bulgaria in 2010

A total of 78 451 babies were born in Bulgaria in 2010, which is a decrease from the 81 572 born in 2009, according to data from maternity hospitals presented a news conference on Tuesday.

Society » Health | January 4, 2011, Tuesday // 17:11 | Viewed: 2592

Bulgaria Launches Smoking Ban Checks

Even though a smoking ban in public places came into force in Bulgaria at the end of December, official checks were launched January 3 amid reports that the restrictions are being widely ignored.

Society » Health | January 3, 2011, Monday // 09:39 | Viewed: 1841

Bulgarian Doctors Alarmed by Funding Cuts for Cardiac Treatment

Bulgarian cardiologists have slammed the government for drastic cuts of funding for treatment of patients with cardiac dysrhythmia.

Society » Health | December 29, 2010, Wednesday // 14:39 | Viewed: 1714

One Swine Flu Death Case Registered in Bulgaria

One person died from swine flu (AH1N1) in Bulgaria 2-3 weeks ago, the national consultant in epidemiology, Mira Kozhuharova, has announced.

Society » Health | December 28, 2010, Tuesday // 20:33 | Viewed: 2686

Bulgaria's Health Ministry Pays 90% of Hospitals Dues

Bulgaria’s Health Ministry has announced it will pay BGN 25 M more to hospitals for the activities it is financing.

Society » Health | December 23, 2010, Thursday // 11:18 | Viewed: 1385

Bulgarian Expert on Baby Death: No Pressure, Baby Was Dead

We have solid proofs that the baby was born dead, said Stanislav Hristov, who participated in the preparation of the expert opinion on the death of the prematurely-born baby from the town of Gorna Oryahovitsa.

Society » Health | December 23, 2010, Thursday // 09:39 | Viewed: 1590

Bulgaria Introduces Mandatory Breast, Prostate Cancer Tests

Mandatory tests for breast and prostate cancer are going to be introduced in Bulgaria in 2011, the Health Ministry announced Wednesday.

Society » Health | December 22, 2010, Wednesday // 15:19 | Viewed: 2238

Smoking Ban Widely Ignored in Bulgaria

Even though a smoking ban in public places came into force in Bulgaria five days ago, reporters' checks across the country have shown that it is being widely ignored.

Society » Health | December 22, 2010, Wednesday // 11:33 | Viewed: 1906

Report Claims Bulgarian Premature Baby Born Dead

The prematurely-born baby by a 17-year-old girl in the Bulgarian town of Gorna Oryahovitsa has been born dead, states the forensic report by experts from Sofia, the Bulgarian National Radio informed.

Society » Health | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 12:25 | Viewed: 2028

Bulgaria's Right-Wing Party: Interior Minister Should Announce Report on Baby Death

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition demanded from the Interior Minister, Tsevtan Tsvetanov, to announce the forensic report on the case of the death of a prematurely-born baby from the town of Gorna Oryahovitsa.

Society » Health | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 12:07 | Viewed: 1726

Public Space Smoking Ban Checks in Bulgaria to Begin January

Even though the smoking ban in public places became effective Sunday, checks will begin after January 3, 2011, the Bulgarian daily newspaper Standart has reported.

Society » Health | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 08:18 | Viewed: 1746

Public Space Smoking Ban Becomes Effective in Bulgaria

The smoking ban in public spaces became effective Sunday, the Bulgarian Health Ministry informs.

Society » Health | December 19, 2010, Sunday // 17:56 | Viewed: 2816

Bulgarian Doctors Set to Receive November Pay

The National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) is beginning to pay Monday the November money to doctors and hospitals.

Society » Health | December 19, 2010, Sunday // 13:14 | Viewed: 1658

Food Safety Agency Launched in Bulgaria by New Year

The entire country is now ready for the Food Agency to begin functioning in Bulgaria, Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, informed Friday.

Society » Health | December 17, 2010, Friday // 17:57 | Viewed: 1743

Bulgarian Pharmacies to Stop Sale of Reimbursed Medicines

Bulgarian pharmacies will stop selling medicines that are reimbursed by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) until the end of December.

Society » Health | December 14, 2010, Tuesday // 11:41 | Viewed: 2262

International Activists Rally during Global AIDS Fund Forum in Sofia

More than 600 international activists staged a protest rally in Bulgaria's capital Sofia where the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is holding a meeting.

Society » Health | December 13, 2010, Monday // 19:21 | Viewed: 2453
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