The Minister of Healthcare - Nurses Should be Paid More

According to the Minister of Healthcare, Kiril Ananiev, employers play a key part in drawing new people to the nursing profession.

In his recommendations, Ananiev mentioned the following - adequate wages, a better working environment, and support for the professional development of nurses. This was Ananiev's answer to a question from an MP regarding the lack of medical specialists in Bulgarian schools.

But how does the Ministry of Healthcare secure a market with enough staff?

Every year the MoH suggests a maximum increase of the number of students for the "Nursing" degree to the Ministry of Education, according to the market's needs. That's why the number of students preparing to become nurses will go up from 671 to 702 for 2018/2019.

Ananiev has also suggested an increase in the nurses' salaries and did not forget to mention that even countries such as Germany and France are currently lacking medical staff. The lack of staff, especially of nurses, is due to low wages, bad working environment, long hours, and bad treatment from patients and other medical staff.

Vasil Manev

Vasil Manev is a student in Computer Science and an aspiring columnist, studying in Heidelberg, Germany.

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