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World Bank and IMF officials visited Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda hospital

23 july 2019

The World Bank representatives had meeting with the management of Acibadem City Clinic and the largest hospital in the group Tokuda, as an important private healthcare project in the region

Mr. Hussein Gössel, CEO of Acibadem City Clinic healthcare group, Dr. Venelina Mileva, CEO of Tokuda Hospital and Mr. Bilal Demirler, procurator, Dr. Sashka Ruskova, deputy CEO, Assoc. Prof. Kaloyan Davidov, medical director of the largest private hospital in the country welcomed the World Bank delegation.

The financial organization officials were Mr. Koen Davidse, Executive Director and Member of the Board of the World Bank Group, Mrs. Ana Mihaylova, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Lubek, IFC Regional Manager Central & Southern Europe and Mr. Vladimir Mihaylovski, IFC Country officer, Bulgaria.

The structure, advantages and disadvantages of healthcare system in Bulgaria and the necessary reforms were some of the issues discussed during the meeting. Dr. Sashka Ruskova delivered a presentation to the World Bank officials on the publicly discussed ideas for restructuring the sector. During the two-hour visit, guests took a tour in Tokuda and wanted to know how the largest group of private hospitals in the country copes with the challenges in healthcare, such as insufficient medical staff due to migration.

Investments in improving qualifications, practical and theoretical trainings; professional growth opportunities for medical and administrative personnel; sustainable and encouraging work environment; constant technological improvement; advanced technology and world-class conditions - this is the formula behind the success of Acibadem City Clinic, the hosts shared.

In June 2017, the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank's structure invested 15 million euro in Acibadem City Clinic, which represents 15% of the group's shares. This is the only investment of the World Bank in Bulgarian health sector and is a sign of the high rating and trust in the largest group of private hospitals in Bulgaria.

During the visit in the country, the World Bank officials had meetings with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Minister of Finance Vladislav Goranov because of another investment of the financial institution in Bulgaria - a center for shared IT services in Sofia, which will start operating at the end of July. Bank officials also met representatives of the government and the private sector.

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Hospital location

51B "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" blvd. (if you drive, the entrance is from "At. Dukov" str.), "Hladilnika" distr., 1407 "Lozenets".

The hospital has a parking lot. The first 30 min. are free of charge, then a fee of 3 bgn/hours applies.

Public transport:
Buses: №88, 120
Shuttle bus: 32

Subway: Getting off at "James Bourchier" station, after that walking through "Lozenets" distr., or tram №10, taking off at "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" stop. or a bus №88, taking ff at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.

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From the Central Railway Station

Bus line №305 getting off at "Romanian embassy" stop
From "Romanian embassy" stop – Bus line №120 getting off at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.
(after the traffic lights at "Atanas Dukov" str.

With a subway, from "Central Railway Station" station, getting off at "James Bourchier" station, after that walking through "Lozenets" distr., or tram №10, taking off at "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" stop. or a bus №88, taking ff at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.