New Key Resignations Shake Bulgaria Health Ministry

Health | April 9, 2010, Friday // 14:40|  views

Deputy Health Minister, Valeri Mitrev, and 2 other key figures are resigning just days after Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, named a new head of the Health Ministry. Photo by BGNES

Key figures from the political cabinet of Bulgaria's ousted Health Minister, Bozhidar Nanev, are submitting their resignations, Darik radio reports, citing unnamed sources,

The 3 are: Deputy Health Minister, Valeri Mitrev, who was crucial in the carrying out of the health care reform; Valentina Platikanova – Head of the Medicine Policy Department, and Asen Dudov, Nanev's advisor on medicine policy.

The news about the resignations comes just two days after Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, named Prof. Anna-Maria Borisova the new Health Minister and 10 days after the resignation of Bozhidar Nanev from the post.

Nanev was charged by the Sofia City Prosecutor with concluding two unfavorable for the State deals for the purchase of the anti-viral flu medicine Tamiflu. He denies the charges as unfounded.

Borisova's nomination for Health Minister will be voted by the Parliament next week.

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