Tbilisi: On the event of World Cancer Day, celebrated on February 4, here are the medical services and Cancer treatments and timely detection and prevention that are available in Georgia.
– The cancer treatments – Breast cancer, cervical cancer and rectal cancer screening as well as prostate cancer management is free.
-Vaccination against papillomavirus is carried out in girls of 9-13 years, a means of prevention of cervical cancer and one of the achievements of modern medicine.
-Girls aged 13-26 who failed to be vaccinated could be eligible to be vaccinated as an additional intervention in 2023.
-Under the Universal Health Care Program, the package includes chemotherapy, hormone and radiation therapies, as well as emergency and scheduled surgeries.
-Funding of anti-cancer drugs too.
-Solidarity Fund also makes an important contribution to financing medical services for children under 22 years of age with cancer diagnosis.
-Under the State Program of “Children’s Oncohematological Services”, treatment of oncohematological profile patients under the age of 18, which includes outpatient and stationary services and fully covered, without limit and co-payment.
From February 15, pharmaceutical companies will no longer be able to sell oncological medicines at a higher price set by the Ministry of Health, as a result, the medicines will be cheaper by about 40%.
The state has already started work on the establishment of a pediatric and adolescent oncology clinic, which will make it more accessible for patients to receive quality medical care.