Health Ministry

Sofia's Emergency Care Protesting Again, Despite Pay Raise Talks

Bulgarian Sofia Emergency Care staff are protesting against the low salaries and the long-lasting structural problems in their unit again, Monday morning.

Despite the Health Ministry's promise to provide additional emergency care teams and to discuss an eventual pay raise, employees have been protesting all week.

Third shipment of Israeli humanitarian aid reaches Serbia

BELGRADE - The Embassy of Israel in Serbia handed over the aid in sanitation materials, aimed to reduce the flood damage, to Serbia's Ministry of Health on Friday.

This is the third shipment of humanitarian aid sent from Israel to Serbia in response to the government appeal during the disastrous floods that swept through Serbia last month.

Greek president adds voice to anti-smoking campaign

Greek President Karolos Papoulias on Monday lent his support to an ongoing campaign to raise public awareness about the risks of smoking and passive smoking, especially to young children.

During a meeting with Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis and his deputy Zetta Makri, Papoulias agreed to throw his weight behind the drive, saying that he is “committed to the cause against smoking.”

WHO expert: Situation in Serbia tragic, measures considered

BELGRADE - The situation in Serbia is tragic, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is assessing the current state, primarily in relation to the supply of drinking water and sanitary conditions so as to propose measures for public health prevention, WHO senior official Oliver Schmoll said in a statement to Tanjug.

Greek doctors asked for clarifications over costly prescriptions

One hundred doctors who worked with the now defunct healthcare provider EOPYY have been asked to justify the number of prescriptions they issued, it emerged on Thursday.

The Health Ministry said it has sent letters to the doctors as they topped the lists for the cost of the prescriptions they issued.