site.btaNational Health Strategy until 2030 Focused on Prevention, Diagnosis and Comprehensive Treatment
The government adopted a National Health Strategy until 2030, Health Minister Hristo Hinkov said at a news briefing on Wednesday, emerging from the Council of Ministers weekly meeting.
The strategy places the focus on prevention, diagnosis and comprehensive treatment, Hinkov said. "We will concentrate on where bad health inflicts the greatest harm," he explained. "We are planning specific policies to improve mothers' and children's health and pediatric care, the fight against cancer, the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, mental health and psychiatric care, which has been neglected, organ donation and transplantation."
According to the health minister, the strategic document spells out the main policies and priorities related to reducing health risks, curbing premature mortality and improving the health characteristics of the population.
The National Health Strategy also seeks to boost the capacity of out-patient care, the development of electronic healthcare and the digitization of the public health system as well as the technological upgrading of in-patient care, the development of the capacity of emergency treatment, emergency response and improving access to medical services, medicines and medical products.
Hinkov said the epidemiological situation in Bulgaria does not require concrete actions.