Varna: Regional governor Blagomir Kotsev stated that he is extremely glad that just a day after the protests in front of the Lung Hospital, the Municipality of Varna decided to release financial aid to the hospital so that it could pay its debts and pay the salaries of its employees.
The employees conducted the demonstration because they hadn’t received their salaries for ten months. They also blocked the road leading to Beloslav. Due to overdue fees, the hospital’s electricity has also been cut off.
Petar Petrov, head of the inpatient department, explained that the sick were allowed to go after receiving medicines because basic living conditions were not favourable for them due to the power outage.
He noted that Patients’ tests had been done, and there was a possibility that they would spread the infection to others. This is how the municipality of Varna treated its inhabitants”, said Petrov.
Kotsev emphasizes that “Unity is strength”. He stated that Varna Municipal Council made decisions in favour of the public interest due to civil pressure.
He appreciated healthcare workers, civic activists, and everyone involved in the protests for their collective efforts. “It is no coincidence that our national motto is Unity is strength,” said Kotsev.
He encouraged the people by remarking that if Varna’s inhabitants want good, right things to happen in their city, they must continue to stand together for every cause for the community.
Kotsev suggested to Varna’s people that their next stage is to exert pressure on the Ministry of Health and Parliament to give the state ownership and management of all lung hospitals so that they are not municipal businesses but instead are a vital part of the nation’s healthcare system.