Decho Dechev: NHIF should work in three directions – efficiency, effectiveness and control23 July 2018 | 10:20 | FOCUS News Agency
Asked about how NHIF will pay its debt to foreign health funds, the manager said: “There are several ways to act in a situation where someone owes something to someone else. One of the suggested ideas, which has been accepted, is to radically change the way Bulgarians go for treatment abroad.”
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With 124 votes in favour and 1 abstentions Parliament elects Dr. Decho Dechev as director of national health fund20 July 2018 | 12:39 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The Parliament has elected today Dr. Decho Dechev, Director of St. Ivan Rilski University Hospital, as Director of the National Health Insurance Fund, Focus News Agency reports. His nomination was supported by 124 votes in favour and one abstention. Dr. Dechev will hold office until 12 March 2020. According to the procedural rules, a candidate is elected if they receive more than half of the votes. Dr Dechev's candidacy was endorsed by the Health Committee on Wednesday. Addressing the MPs before the vote, Dr. Dechev said his medicine policy would be based on the principles of efficiency and effectiveness. He further said that in order to promote equality for patients, they need to receive the same funding for their treatment.Open in new tab