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Georgia’s Prime Minister Meets Health Care Experts

Georgia’s Prime Minister Meets Health Care Experts

Irakli Gharibashvili expressed hope that cooperating with international experts would yield a qualitatively new system for Georgia’s health care management

International consulting group Global Alliance for Health and Social Compact will help Georgia facilitate a program aimed at increasing efficiency of the Health Care System – the group comprised of health care experts was received today by Georgia’s Prime Minister, Irakli Gharibashvili.

The Prime Minister emphasized during the meeting that it is one of the government’s primary priorities to ensure each individual resident’s health and their accessibility to high-quality health care services.

Irakli Gharibashvili expressed hope that cooperating with international experts would yield a qualitatively new system for Georgia’s health care management.

Information about the group’s activities and goals were provided to the Georgian’s government’s leader by the group coordinator, Dr. Jean-Elie Malkin.

According to his clarification, their goals include the facilitation of a completely new and innovative health care model that will ensure high-quality, safe and efficient treatment of patients; the development and quality control of a modern and efficient regulative system for medical and pharmacological products; the organizing of a network of treatment establishments on a local level, with them being as close to patients as possible and will offer an optimal medical service; the residents’ wider accessibility to medicine and health care field technologies; as well as facilitation of goal-based programs for health care development.

Dr. Malkin noted that the meeting with the Prime Minister was a signal reflecting Georgia’s strong commitment to improve health quality for the population.

He also said that the Prime Minister reaffirmed the notion that health would be kept a top priority in Georgia’s political agenda. “So, we will support, with our Georgian counterparts, this momentum in order to move Georgia close to the European standards on health. Moving to the European standards means to give the population of Georgia access to quality care, but also to affordable care, in order to decrease the overall cost of health, and do this in a transparent way,” stated Malkin.

According to him, tangible results would follow very soon for the population of Georgia.

The meeting was attended by Georgia’s Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs, David Sergeenko.

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