Medical workers protest outside the public hospital of the northwestern Bulgaria city of Lovech on May 3 against a private cardiac surgery clinic that had settled inside this public body for over ten years, draining vital resources. Photo: AFP

‘They make profit, we get the costs’: hospitals within hospitals are eating away at Bulgaria’s public health system

Private clinics are allowed to offer services in public health facilities, but the system has been misused and funds are being misappropriated

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Medical workers protest outside the public hospital of the northwestern Bulgaria city of Lovech on May 3 against a private cardiac surgery clinic that had settled inside this public body for over ten years, draining vital resources. Photo: AFP
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