His Holiness the Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit and His Eminence the Western and Central European Metropolitan Antoniy sanctified the robotic surgical system for bloodless operations Da Vinci in „Maichin dom“ hospital. Archim. Vasiliy, a protosingelos of the Holy Metropolis, and Fr. Angel Angelov, the President of the Parliament Tsveta Karayancheva, the mayor of the capital Yordanka Fandakova, the ombudsman Maya Manolova, the Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev, the director of the hospital Prof. Ivan Kostov, doctors and medical staff also took part in the service.
In his address, the Patriarch said, „Dear doctors, you are those blessed people who have the unique opportunity to inspire hope for many people, taking care of the troublefree appearance of a new life. Do not cease to bear faith and inspire hope, as well as to show your love in practice to anyone who has turned to you and your knowledge”.
Before the start of the opening ceremony, the Patriarch also visited the chapel „Nativity of the Blessed Virgin“, which is located in the hospital’s lobby. The investment for the purchase of the new technology amounts to BGN 6 000 000. It has been implemented jointly by the hospital, the Ministry of Health and the Medical University – Sofia. At the event, the renovated lobby of the hospital was also inaugurated.