Bulgaria Deputy Minister in National Healthcare Supervision

Health | May 12, 2010, Wednesday // 13:33|  views

Bulgaria's Deputy Minister of Transport, IT and Communications, Ivaylo Mitovski is the newest member of the NZOK supervision council. Photo by BGNES.

Bulgaria's Deputy Transport Minister, Ivaylo Moskovski, was appointed member of the supervision council of the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK).

Moskovski will replace Todorka Kostadinova – Bulgaria's former deputy heath minister – who was recently removed from the council.

There are 9 people on Bulgaria's NZOK supervision council – 5 of them are state representatives and are appointed by the Bulgarian Council of Ministers.

Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund became the focus of attention in April, 2010 as its head, Zheni Nacheva, was ousted over alleged corruption.

Nacheva was accused of unlawfully increasing the budgets of three medical establishments throughout the country.

She is said to have allotted an additional BGN 800 000 to the hospital in the Bulgarian city of Sliven and about BGN 840 000 to two hospitals in Sofia – Tokuda hospital and the Military Medical Academy (VMA).

Nacheva was replaced by Doctor Neli Nesheva - as a former head of the Healthcare Directorate of the Sofia municipality under Boyko Borisov's mayorship, Nasheva was one of the shortlisted candidates for the post of Health Minister in the Cabinet of Borisov's GERB ruling party.

Apart from Nacheva, two other former high-ranking officials also face charges over corruption in the health sector – ex Deputy Health Minister Emil Rainov and the former head of the Stanishev Cabinet, Veladin Bitolksi are currently being investigated on bribery charges.

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Tags: Deputy Transport Minister, Ivaylo Moskovski, NZOK, supervision council, Zheni Nacheva


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