Hospitals to resume non-emergency operations

Hospitals to resume non-emergency operations

There is a sustainable downward trend in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country, the vaccination is taking place under strict organisation, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister, Boyko Borissov, said on January 14 at a working meeting attended by the Minister of Health and the national task forces on combating the spread of coronavirus and on vaccination.

"In terms of morbidity, Bulgaria ranks 27th among EU countries and 9th in terms of mortality. Good indicators are a result of the introduction of anti-epidemic measures ", informed the Minister of Health. He stressed that within a week the number of recoveries is more than three times higher than the new cases.

The second phase of vaccination against Covid-19 begins on January 18

"The good indicators we have allow us to resume non-urgent surgeries. There are so many people waiting for them. Now, with these data, you do not have to wait for the end of the month, Monday or Tuesday, issue an order and inform people about that hospitals would resume non-urgent surgical procedures. Prime Minister Borissov told the Minister of Health.

Borissov thanked the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen for the fair distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines among all EU Member States. Prime Minister Borissov added that vaccination is also crucial to tackling the new strain of the virus.

The Head of the National Task Force against coronavirus, Prof. Ventsislav Mutafchyiski, emphasized that there is an increase in the number of Bulgarians who want to be immunized, which is the way to deal with COVID-19. He also added that the downward trend in the number of patients in hospitals continues.

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