The price of medical examinations for involvement in Hepatitis C elimination program will decline further. Starting now the government will finance the genotype analysis program. As a result, total price of the examination will decline by 140 GEL and the patient’s maximum expenditures will not exceed 160 GEL.
Moreover, the program will broaden the circle of beneficiaries for veterans ofwar and armed forces. The government will finance their involvement in the program by 70%.
Decentralization process has already started as part of the program, under which in all municipalities at least one facility will operate to offer a full package of services to beneficiaries. Damage reduction centers will be also involved in the price and this is of crucial importance for involvement of drug addicts in the program.
The Hepatitis Ce elimination program registers more than 50 000 patients. More than 44 000 beneficiaries have finished the course. The recovery indicator totaled 98.2%.