Press Conference at Kardzhali

On 12th of February 2018, a press conference was organized at Kardzhali, Bulgaria in order to present project MediciNet II to the local media.

The press conference was organized by the Project Beneficiary, Multi-Profile Hospital for Active Treatment "Dr. Atanas Dafovski" AD, at Kardzhali, Bulgaria. Stakeholders on behalf of both project partners participated in the press conference in order to present to the local media of Kardzhali the scope and expected results of the MediciNet II project.

In the beginning, Prof. Dr. Todor Cherkezov presented the expected results of the project and stressed that this is a second project with the partners from Komotini while his goal is to build on the achievements. 

The speech was then given to Dr. Georgios Philippidis, Chief Executive Officer of General Hospital of Komotini, who spoke in Greek language with the support of an interpreter (Bulgarian - Greek). Dr. Philipidis recalled that the purpose of the previous project was to serve the victims of car crashes on both sides of the border. The new project raises the objectives much higher. Komotini's Hospital will purchase modern equipment for the Operating Theatres, organize special training for the medical staff and organize info-days entitled "How to save a life" focusing on how citizens can react in emergency health cases. Info-days will be organized at remote areas of Rhodopes: Kechros, Organi & Nea Santa.

Among the guests who participated in the press conference were:

    • Sevda Kamburova, Deputy Regional Governor
    • Ivanka Karakoleva, Coordinator of CITUB for the Region
    • Dr. Magdalena Marinova, Chairperson of the Regional College of BMA
    • Dr. Spas Pasev, Board Member of Multi-Profile Hospital for Active Treatment "Dr. Atanas Dafovski" AD
    • Dr. Papanastasiou, Head of the Emergency Department of General Hospital of Komotini "Sismanogleio"
    • Evangelos Politeiadis, Head of the Administration Division of General Hospital of Komotini "Sismanogleio"
    • Panagiotis Michailidis, Project Manager of the MediciNet II project

Concluding the press conference, Dr. Todor Cherkezov wished the teams of the two hospitals a strong spirit and enthusiasm for the successful implementation of the Project, in order to improve the health status of the population in accordance with the best European practices.