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Bulgarian Receives Organ from Foreign Donor

For the first time a Bulgarian citizen has received an organ from a foreign donor, the Bulgarian Health Ministry has announced.

Society » Health | October 15, 2010, Friday // 11:26 | Viewed: 1918

Bulgaria's In Vitro Fund Gets BGN 5 M Shot

Bulgaria's new Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, announced additional resources for the "Assisted Reproduction Fund" in the amount of BGN 5 M.

Society » Health | October 14, 2010, Thursday // 14:06 | Viewed: 2015

More MS Patients in Canada Pin Hopes on Bulgaria

A controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis patients, which is available in Bulgaria, is gaining popularity in Canada, all the more so after the country's major federal funding agency refused to provide money for it.

Society » Health | October 10, 2010, Sunday // 19:37 | Viewed: 3440

New Bulgarian Health Minister Vows to Implement Reform

Bulgaria will purchase foreign-manufactured software to use it in determining prices of hospital care, new Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, says.

Society » Health | October 9, 2010, Saturday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1594

Bulgarian Doctors Keep Strike Alert

The Bulgarian Medical Association passed a resolution Tuesday it is still ready to strike should the government fail to take up resolute actions to restore failing finances of the health care system.

Society » Health | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 19:15 | Viewed: 1414

Bulgarian Hospitals Sue State Massively

The majority of Bulgarian hospitals have filed court claims against the National Health Insurance Fund over blatant and overspread delay of payments.

Society » Health | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 14:39 | Viewed: 1962

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: 1249

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: 1568

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: 8358

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: 1436

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: 1602

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: 1252

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: 2117

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: 1596

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: 1466

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: 1819

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: 1396

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: 2243

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: 1664

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: 2090

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: 1483
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