Several Bulgarian NGOs announced Monday they are filing a class action complaint with the European Commission over systematic violations of health care rights in the country.

The initiative belongs to the representations of the “Active Consumers” Association and the “Bulgarian Center for Gender Studies” Foundation in the second largest city of Plovdiv over restrictions in the issuing of doctor’s referrals. The claimants say there are many cases of discrimination because individuals who have the same health coverage are granted and denied referrals for same ailments without any grounds.