Tbilisi: The Ministry of Health of Georgia publicized the launch of the Dialysis service in Tianeti and Kazbegi. The medical institution of the Tianeti Regional Health Center has already received the first patient. Until now, people dependent on hemodialysis had to go to Tbilisi several times a week to have the procedure done. With this launch, the patients will now get the vital medical services benefits from near their homes.
The Minister of Health, Zurab Azarashvili, in the Tianeti clinic, got acquainted with the conditions and staff needs in the medical facility. The minister noted that increasing the access to medical services for the population is a priority of the state and that is why five dialysis centres were opened in different regions across the country. According to him, in 2023, access to dialysis services will increase even further.
The Minister of Health also met with the doctors of Tianeti Regional Health Center. Zurab Azarashvili thanked doctors for providing and supporting medical services in the region and also congratulated them for the New Year. The minister noted that the salaries of the medical staff of regional healthcare centres have also increased by 50% this year.
The Ministry of Health continues to work to increase access to dialysis services in the regions. For patients living in the regions, the Minister of Health announced the opening of new cabinets in April 2022. State-funded services are now available in 5 municipalities. After Mestia, Ambrolauri and Lanchkhuti, dialysis offices in Kazbegi and Tianeti will function on a daily basis.
The budget of the program for the next year is 56 million GEL.
Together with Zurab Azarashvili in Tianeti Municipality, Deputy Minister Ilia Ghudushauri, Regional Health Center Director Giorgi Abayadze, Director of Emergency Situations Coordination and Emergency Assistance Center Alexander Kutibashvili and Tian Mayor of Etti Levan Tsiklauri was there.