Health Minister Nikola Todorov will not resign even though he feels a moral responsibility after today’s events.
“I feel a moral responsibility for every event that happens in health care and everything that will happen, it is normal that such incidents touch me. I do not know if anyone in the world can prevent someone who has such a moral code to do what he did”, Todorov stressed.
At the meeting with the doctors it was agreed that they would have increased security around campus clinics.
Dr. Alexander Karagjozov, however, stressed that the medical team had consent from the family to go ahead with the risky operation, and added that the medical team performed the operation according to the rules and regulations.
“The woman had a cyst in her gallbladder. Subsequently she had surgery with her families consent. The operation passed without a problem and the patient was transferred to intensive care. In the morning, at approximately 7 o’clock she died. It could be many things, especially malignancies that are “triggers” for deterioration. There was no medical mistake. From diathesis, it led to blood clots and possibly stopped her heart beating. But the autopsy will tell us everything”, emphasized Dr. Karagjozov.