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Bulgarian Right Wing Hesitant on Backing New Health Minister

The Bulgarian right-wing Blue Coalition might steer away from supporting the nomination of Dr. Stefan Konstantinov for health minister.

Society » Health | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 14:37 | Viewed: 1246

Bulgarian Doctors: Protest Depends on PM Borisov

Bulgarian doctors have announced they would not protest if the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov makes a written promise for more funding for health care and for removal of delegated budgets for hospitals.

Society » Health | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 08:59 | Viewed: 1564

Bulgaria Health Fund Head Denies Alleged Siphoning

The head of the state Health Insurance Fund has firmly denied allegations that a total of BGN 319 M went missing from its coffers in 2009.

Society » Health | October 1, 2010, Friday // 10:53 | Viewed: 8357

Bulgarian Doctors: Protest Is Still On

The Bulgarian Doctors Union has announced they stand firm behind their decision to organize a country-wide protest rally of doctors on October 15.

Society » Health | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 20:30 | Viewed: 1428

Bulgaria Health Minister Nominee Set to Quench Protests

Stefan Konstantinov, who was nominated on Thursday as the country's new health minister, has expressed hopes that the government is a step away from a solution to the funding row that has put hospitals in debt.

Society » Health | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 15:03 | Viewed: 1600

Bulgaria Prosecutors Approached over 'Siphoning' in Health Fund

The Bulgarian Doctors' Union have called on prosecutors to launch a probe into the accounts of the state Health Insurance Fund, claiming BGN 319 M went missing from them in 2009.

Society » Health | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 13:00 | Viewed: 1250

Bulgaria Names New Health Minister

Bulgaria's prime minister has nominated Stefan Konstantinov for new health minister to replace Anna-Maria Borisova, who quit Wednesday over a funding row that has put hospitals in debt, the governmental press office announced.

Society » Health | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 11:41 | Viewed: 2101

Bulgarian PM: Copay Better Than Bribes to Doctors

Bulgarian have been paying bribes to get health care services so the introduction of a legal copay should be discussed seriously, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov believes.

Society » Health | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 08:39 | Viewed: 1589

Bulgarian Doctors Blame FinMin for Health Care Collapse

The Bulgarian Doctors Union declared Wednesday cautious support for the ousted Health Minister, Anna-Maria Borisova, saying her resignation is an act that deserves respect.

Society » Health | September 29, 2010, Wednesday // 16:48 | Viewed: 1460

Bulgaria's Health Minister Resigns Unexpectedly

Bulgaria's Health Minister Anna-Maria Borisova has resigned unexpectedly, amidst heated public debates on the fate of health care reforms in the country.

Society » Health | September 29, 2010, Wednesday // 13:47 | Viewed: 1807

Bulgaria's Govt to Force Additional Payments by Patients

The Bulgarian government is planning changes, which envision that patients should make additional payments for treatment in hospital, according to a report.

Society » Health | September 27, 2010, Monday // 12:56 | Viewed: 1395

Bulgarian Medicine Professor Demonstrates Unique Surgery

The very first for Eastern Europe robotized surgery of cervix cancer has been conducted in Bulgaria, the TV channel bTV informs.

Society » Health | September 24, 2010, Friday // 16:33 | Viewed: 2211

Ex Bulgarian PM: Health Care in 'Dire Straights'

Bulgaria's health care system needs an emergency financial shot in order to survive, according to the leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and former Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev.

Society » Health | September 21, 2010, Tuesday // 18:55 | Viewed: 1662

New State Agency Takes Over Bulgarian Medicinal Drug Policy

A new State Drug and Medical Products Agency is being established in Bulgaria to take over drug policies, the Health Ministry informs.

Society » Health | September 21, 2010, Tuesday // 18:28 | Viewed: 2066

Bulgarian Hospitals to Receive Additional Funding

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry has announced it will provide BGN 80 M for hospitals every month until the end of the year.

Society » Health | September 17, 2010, Friday // 14:40 | Viewed: 1481

Bulgarian Doctors to Decide on Protest

The Bulgarian Doctors' Union is expected to have an emergency meeting Friday to decide how to protest against the government.

Society » Health | September 17, 2010, Friday // 09:25 | Viewed: 1430

Another Death from West Nile Virus in Romania

The West Nile virus has taken its third victim in Romania, the country's Health Ministry has announced.

Society » Health | September 13, 2010, Monday // 14:09 | Viewed: 2347

Pharma Association: Bulgarians Pay Big for Medicines

Bulgarians are paying too much for their medicines, stated Saturday representatives of the Bulgarian Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.

Society » Health | September 11, 2010, Saturday // 19:35 | Viewed: 3512

Bulgarian Health Committee Chair Admits Delayed Reforms

The Chair of the Parliamentary Health Committee, Desislava Atanasova, has acknowledged that the staff changes in the Health Ministry have delayed the reforms in the sector with one year.

Society » Health | September 10, 2010, Friday // 09:39 | Viewed: 1549

Bulgarian FinMin Blames Ex Cabinet for Health Care Collapse

The expenditures for hospital care are consistently going up over the decision of the previous cabinet to use the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) to finance hospitals, Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, says.

Society » Health | September 9, 2010, Thursday // 13:32 | Viewed: 1521

Bulgarian Doctors Disgruntled over Hospital Funding

The negotiations between the Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Djankov and organizations of health care workers have not led to any specific result.

Society » Health | September 8, 2010, Wednesday // 18:55 | Viewed: 1462
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