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60% of Bulgarians trained as paramedics go to work abroad

Iva Pehlivanska
Photo: Union of Paramedics in Bulgaria

About 2,500 Bulgarians have been trained as paramedics since 2016. Nearly 60% of them emigrated and practice their profession abroad. This is what Iva Pehlivanska, president of the Union of Paramedics in Bulgaria, told BNR on the occasion of today's Emergency Medicine Day. 

The average salary of such a professional in Western Europe is 2,000 euros, but this is not the main reason they leave the country, Pehlivanska pointed out. A problem for the paramedics working in this country is the lack of legal regulation of the profession, clear rules for actions in case of accidents and sufficient insurance.




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