Since coming into office, the government has appointed 70 doctors and 77 nurses in emergency assistance, said the Health Minister Dr. Peter Moscow in Veliko Tarnovo, noting that emergency assistance is a priority in the healthcare reform.
According to him, the reason for appointing new employees was that the government very quickly had been able to create financial and economic prerequisites for specialists to want to work in the emergency centers again. “For the same period, the country provided 56 ambulances and 14 centers were equipped with devices for telemedicine. This is expensive and advanced equipment, which allows quick telecommunication. Together with Prime Minister Borisov and Minister Pavlova, we will be able to ensure additional €85 million for emergency assistance. With this sum, we will renew the entire vehicle fleet and equip all emergency departments,” said the Minister.
The aim is that 7 million Bulgarians across the country have access to emergency assistance within 30 minutes by the end the mandate, he explained and clarified that two helicopters will be provided for the purpose.
The Health Minister also informed that through transatlantic cooperation with Romania we are expecting even more EU funding.