Bulgaria Deputy Health Minister Resigns

Health | April 26, 2010, Monday // 18:42|  views

The appointment of Anna-Maria-Borisova as Bulgaria's new health minister has led to major reshuffles in the country's Health Ministry. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian Deputy Health Minister Mila Vlaskovska has submitted her resignation on 23 April, reports BTA.

Vlaskovska was head of the Medicine Policy Department of the Bulgarian Health Ministry.

Last Wednesday Anna-Maria-Borisova was appointed new Bulgarian health minister following the resignation of Minister Nanev over charges of conducting unfavorable deals linked to a drug order for the swine flu epidemic.

Alongside Borisova a new deputy health minister was also appointed.

Desislava Dimitrova, former health reform adviser to Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, was named new deputy health minister on the same day Borisova's nomination was voted by Parliament.

Bulgarian Prime Minister announced at the end of last week that Gergana Pavlova, manager of the expert analysis company IMS Health, was his nomination for head of the National Health Insurance Fund after Zheni Nacheva was removed from the post over alleged abuse of power.

Bulgaria's new Health Minister Anna-Maria-Bprisova, however, has requested that Pavlova too be made her deputy.

New nominations for NZOK are now on the table, but both Borisov and the Health Minister refused to state any names.

They also announced they have now rejected the idea to cap doctors salaries but will put a limit on prices of medicine purchased by the hospitals.

The vacancies at the Health Ministry came in the aftermath of the resignation of Health Minister, Bozhidar Nanev on March 30 after his was charged by the Sofia City Prosecutor with concluding unfavorable deals for the State and the April 9 resignations of Deputy Health Minister, Valeri Mitrev and Asen Dudov, Nanev's advisor on medicine policy.

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