A total of 398 people went through free lung health screenings last year. This is shown by the results of the preventive examinations for smokers and passive smokers in Sofia for 2019 under the Sofia Municipality's Pulmonary Health Program.
The examinations began on May 31, 2019 on World Anti-Smoker Day smoking and were conducted twice a month in June, September, October, November and December.
During this period, 398 people passed through the examinations, including 222 women and 176 men. Of these, 256 smokers and 142 passive and ex-smokers.
"81 people were diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who were targeted for treatment," said Dr. Sofia Angelova, who is conducting the examinations. The examinations are financed by the budget of the Sofia Municipality and include spirometry and a fluorographic examination performed by a fluorograph of the Second MHAT.
In both municipal obstetric-gynecological hospitals in Sofia, the first children born on January 1 are boys.
On December 31, 2019, First Sofia Hospital St. Sofia was born. a boy who cried at 8:30. The boy is also the first baby in 2020 to cry on January 1st at 3:00 am. Later, a girl appeared at the hospital later in the day. A total of 2291 children were born in First in the past 2019.
2153 children were born in the Second OG hospital "Sheinovo" in the past 2019. Of these, 9 children wept for the first time on December 31 The latter was born at 7.30pm. On the first day of the New Year, a boy is naturally born in Sheinovo, and his parents name him Vladimir.
"I believe that doctors and professionals are the ones who are trustworthy. Technologies are evolving, but without people it is not possible to achieve good results. It is very important that you create and leave a school in the clinic and pass on your professionalism to do more families are happy. " Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova said this as she celebrates 15 years since the establishment of the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at the Military Medical Academy.
"The clinic has made 250 cochlear implants that helped young people and adults to hear," said Prof. Tsvetkov of the clinic. The opportunity to hear in the hospital was given from newborns to the elderly.
"Today, medicine is developing very fast technologically, but without the good specialists it would not be possible," the mayor also said. The Metropolitan Municipality is assisting in the hearing of newborn babies at both municipal AG hospitals.
"There are doctors, professionals at European and world level working in Sofia. Thank you to all the doctors of the city dedicated to their profession. They help people and save lives. The most important thing is the life and health of people, and we cannot do this without good doctors and hospitals. The metropolitan municipality works in close coordination of municipal and state hospitals. In recent years we have been able to maintain and improve the state of municipal health care. " This was said by Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova at the ceremony for awarding the Second Annual Medical Doctor of the Year - Sofia 2019 awards, established by the Metropolitan College of the Bulgarian Medical Union. The event was attended by Parliament Speaker Tsveta Karayancheva, Bulgarian Commissioner Maria Gabriel, ministers and deputy ministers, many doctors.
Mayor Yordanka Fandakova presented the Grand Prix for Doyen to Dr. Kamen Kanev, Head of the MMA Emergency Toxicology Clinic. She was later awarded the Good Cause category for the joint initiative of the Sofia Municipality and the Sofia Medical College for prophylactic examinations in 6 specialties in independent nurseries in Sofia. Preventive examinations include more than 2,000 children from nursery groups.
The director of the municipal 5th Hospital, Dr Boril Petrov also received a prize in the category "Management of financial resources management". "It is very significant on the Banker's Holiday that the hospital director receives a financial performance award" - joked Dr. Petrov and thanked for the honors of his colleagues.
The three teams received special honors: the doctors, firefighters and the police who participated in the extinguishing of the fire in Pirogov days ago.
The Doctor of the Year Award was awarded to Prof. Dr. Ivan Kostov, Director of Mother's Home.