Podcast in English
Text size
Bulgarian National Radio © 2024 All Rights Reserved

Pirogov hospital director fired over serious financial violations, health minister says

Minister of Health Hristo Hinkov
Photo: BTA

Minister of Health Hristo Hinkov stated, at a briefing, that he fired the director of the biggest hospital Pirogov over serious financial irregularities ascertained in the audit report after a probe at the emergency hospital, BNR’s Tsvetelina Stoyanova reports. Valentin Dimitrov’s dismissal caused serious turmoil among the partners in the government, and today, the leader of GERB party Boyko Borissov even warned that “whenever anyone has “taken on” Pirogov, their government has fallen”.

“Pirogov’s financial losses have increased by 7 million Leva compared to last year. The capital of the company is below the sum on record, which means it is decapitalized,” Minister Hinkov explained, and added that Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov was acquainted with the audit report, and that the prosecutor’s office had initiated a probe. 

Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

Weather forecast: Springtime temperatures on Sunday

On Sunday, there will be considerable clouds with showers in isolated parts of Western Bulgaria and the mountain regions. There will be a light, in Eastern Bulgaria to moderate wind from the Southeast. Minimum temperatures 6-11° C., maximum 13-18°..

published on 2/24/24 6:00 PM

High temperatures bring hundreds to the beach in Burgas

The warm weather brought hundreds of people to the beach in Burgas. In the early afternoon, the temperature of the air hit 20 ° C., and of the sea water - 9 ° C. Some of them chose to take a walk by the sea, others – to play some beach..

published on 2/24/24 4:42 PM
Assen Vassilev

Finance Minister Assen Vassilev believes Bulgaria will be able to adopt the euro in 2025 at 3% inflation

The average annual inflation in Bulgaria will be 3%, according to data of the European Central Bank and the European Commission, said Finance Minister Assen Vassilev, who is in Ghent, Belgium, for the informal meeting of EU economic and financial..

published on 2/24/24 4:04 PM