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“Home Visit” – new project of Ministry of Health

“Home Visit” is the new project of the Ministry of Health, which begins on Monday, November 18. The project includes preventive health checkup of over 9.000 elderly people in their homes engaging 340 visiting nurses that work in health centers.

This project, as Health Minister – Nikola Todorov told at today’s press conference, will be conducted at the entire country’s territory in 652 populated areas of 84 municipalities. Symbolically it will start before Elderly Care Week from November 18 to November 24.

“This is powerful public health measure, recommended by the World Health Organisation which will enable simultaneous care and prevention to the patients”, said Todorov.

Visiting nurses will conduct determined screening as measuring blood pressure, blood glucose, hemoglobin, cholesterol and in certain cases EDG tests.The accent in the visited will be put on persons with cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes and other chronic diseases.