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President Rumen Radev: Covid-19 has painfully revealed the shortcomings of the healthcare system

Rumen Radev conferred the presidential badge of honour on 15 prominent doctors and healthcare specialists
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“The coronavirus has painfully revealed the shortcomings of the system – inequality of access to medical services and imbalances in the distribution of human and financial resources,” President Rumen Radev stated in his speech to the medical workers awarded the presidential badge of honour on World Health Day.  

President Radev added that the numerous human lives lost have made insufferable the negligence of the fact that the system is terminally ill when it comes to prevention of major diseases.

“It has been common knowledge for a long time that the healthcare system needs to be cured,” the Bulgarian head of state said and added that its guiding principle ought to be the right to health and not an appetite for profiting from disease.

On the occasion of World Health Day Rumen Radev conferred the presidential badge of honour on 15 prominent doctors and healthcare specialists. 

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