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The Specialized Hospital for Pneumophthisiatric Diseases Saint Petka Balgarska in Velingrad is a medical institution for pulmonary diseases. It was built in 1937 as Health Station for the Bulgarian Teachers, in 1938 the building was transformed into medical institution (Sanatorium for Tubercular Patients). It is located 4 km away from the centre of Velingrad to Yundola area. It is intended to satisfy the patients’ needs in the field of the following activities: diagnostics, further treatment, continuous treatment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic acute pulmonary diseases, tuberculosis of lungs, physical therapy and climatotherapy, laboratory, X-ray and ultrasound diagnostics, diagnostics and consultations requested by another medical institution in the main specialty: pneumology and phthisiology.
Patients are treated free of charge.
The hospital is well heated in the winter months.
Adequate nourishment and therapy.
Group inhalations, aromatherapy, ultrasound therapy, therapy with low-frequency and high frequency current, galvanotherapy, magnetotherapy are performed here and there is a sector for physical therapy. Various programmes and modern training devices under the observation of good specialists are offered to patients at the remedial gym. The clinical laboratory of the hospital has established structure that has modern diagnostic tools for all main and accompanying diseases. Thus it complied with the requirements for modern standards for diagnostics. The hospital has functional room for respiratory tests equipped with modern ultrasound device. The duty room has ECG unit with Doppler.
The staff experience combined with the state-of-the-art equipment and devices and the individual methods developed for each patient ensure successful treatment of a number of diseases:
- Diseases of the locomotor system
- Pathological changes of the spinal column /discopathies, disk hernia, osteoarthritis, etc./
- Pathological changes of joints /coxarthrosis, arthrosis of knee, arthritis/.
- Respiratory system diseases
- COPD, Bronchial asthma, bronchiectasia, pulmonary emphysema, pulmofibrosis, status post pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, sinuitis
- Neurological diseases
- Radiculoneuritis, polyneuritis, discopathy, vegetative polyneuropathy
- General prophylaxis and health enhancement
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THE ATTENTION OF PATIENTS!
Since 01.06.2016 SHCTRPD “Saint. Petka Balgarska” has signed a contract № 13 / RD-29-1419 / 25.05.2016 the health insurance fund in clinical trails:
№ 263 – “Physical therapy and rehabilitation in diseases of the peripheral nervous system” – damage to the vertebrae in the lumbar, damage to the vertebrae in the cervical department
and №265 – “Physical therapy and rehabilitation in diseases of bones and joints” – damage to the vertebrae in the lumbar radiculopathy with, spondylosis with radiculopathy, gonarthrosis, coxarthrosis, arthrosis of the shoulder area capable of breaking the upper limb, except wrist and palm, capable of breaking the lower limb.
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Pursuant to Order № РД–01–44/14.03.2014 of the Minister of Health and the methods for subsidizing the medical institutions in 2014, re-hospitalization for further treatment and rehabilitation of patients with lung diseases is possible after expiration of 180 days /6 months/ according to Appendix No. 17, item 4.2.
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BOOKINGS ONLY IN THE AUTUMN – WINTER PERIOD ARE MADE TWO MONTHS IN ADVANCE IN THE LIST OF WAITING PATIENTS!
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Health funds, with which works SHFTCTRPD “St. Petka Balgarska” Ltd Velingrad:
- Health insurance company Bulgaria Zdrave AD
- Health insurance company Fi Health AD
St. Paraskeva (Bulg. Petka) lived in the second half of X century in the Byzantium Thrace. She was born in the town of
Epivates, near Kallikratia and her parents were devout and respected people. The legend says that when she was ten years old, Saint Petka heard in the church the voice of Jesus Christ and decided to dedicate her life to faith. She dressed like a beggar and often gave her property to the poor. When her parents died, she left her home and visited the sacred place of Constantinople (Istanbul) and spent five years fasting near the isolated Church Virgin Mary’s Cerecloth in Iraklia. After five years she left to the Holy places, she visited Jerusalem and the Holy Land and established herself at the Jordanian Desert. Knowing that she would die soon, she returned to Epivates through Istanbul and established herself in the Church of the Holy Apostles where she lived isolated and holy life and died after two years. Sympathetic citizens buried the nun outside the city limits as she was a foreigner.