If you need medical attention, the prison administration must make sure that you are seen by the appropriate doctor without unjustified delay.
Medical treatment & human rights
To evaluate whether the medical treatment in prison complies with human rights standards, you must pay attention to these basic questions:
- Did you have access to a doctor when it was necessary?
- Were you examined properly?
- Were you treated effectively?
Bulgarian law stipulates that both convicted and remand prisoners gain the status of health-insured individuals upon their deprivation of liberty. Monthly installments to prisoners’ health care insurance are at the expense of the state budget and are paid by the Ministry of Justice.