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Young Physicians from University Hospital "St. Marina" - Varna Were Awarded for Their Work on the Front Line at the Time of the Pandemic

On the eve of 24th May, the award established at Medical University - Varna in the name of Dr. Vasil Hristov for the development of young scientists was presented for the fourth year in a row. This year the awards have been presented to young physicians from University Hospital "St. Marina"- Varna, which at the time of the pandemic are in the forefront in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Dr. Monika Agapova from the Adult Emergency Department, Dr. Iliyan Todorov from the Department of Infectious Diseases and Dr. Denis Niyazi from the Virology Laboratory at the Varna University Hospital were honoured with the award. They received a diploma of merit in the field of Medicine and a money prize. "Dr. Vasil Hristov was a pediatric neurologist. This award is usually given to young scientists in the field of Neuroscience. However, this year is different. In times of crisis, such as the current pandemic, the society does not need separation, but unification around personalities who perform good deeds," said Prof. Dr. Hristo Kozhuharov, Dr. Vasil Hristov's son, who presented the awards to the young physicians from UMHAT "St. Marina"- Varna during a meeting of the Consultative Board.

The Executive Director of the Hospital Prof. Dr. Silva Andonova also expressed her gratitude to the young medics who fulfil their medical duty with professionalism and dedication, "The young colleagues have the opportunity to develop and build themselves as specialists at the most state-of-the-art hospital, which provides quality treatment to patients. They can count on distinguished over the years doctors who supervise them - national and regional consultants."

UMHAT "St. Marina"- Varna is the only hospital in Northeastern Bulgaria that performs medical tests for patients for coronavirus (COVID-19), and the only one in the Varna District that provides therapy and monitors patients with proven positive samples. The Virology Laboratory at University Hospital "St. Marina"- Varna reports the samples not only from Varna, but also the ones directed  by RHI or the hospitals in Ruse, Dobrich, Shumen, Razgrad, Targovishte and Silistra.

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