Bulgaria Govt Grants Use of Military Planes for Health Emergencies

Politics » DEFENSE | November 17, 2009, Tuesday // 17:49
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Govt Grants Use of Military Planes for Health Emergencies Military aircraft will be used by Bulgaria's Interior and Health Ministries in cases of emergency. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's government is going to authorize Wednesday the use of planes and helicopters of the Ministry of Defense for health emergencies.

This has been announced Tuesday by the government press service. During their Wednesday’s meeting the Ministers are going to approve the procedures for using military aircraft for aiding with organ transplants and medical emergencies.

The beneficiaries of this move will the Interior Ministry and the Health Ministry; they will be required to envisage funds in their budget in advance in order to be able to pay for the service in accordance with the estimates of the Defense Ministry.

The emergency medical flights will be serviced by the state directorate “Management of Air Traffic”.

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