principles of the state universal health
care program should be developed and
focus on the interests of citizens. At the same time, the interests of the health
care sector that provides services to
citizens should be taken into account,” Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia
said at a meeting with representatives of clinics.
meeting focused on the Health Ministry’s
recent decision to introduce
single tariffs for medical services for
all medical institutions within the
state universal health care program.
to the head of government, the reform of the health system carried out in
recent years turned out to be very
successful due to the joint actions of the government and the private sector.
the meeting the clinics representatives called it effective and agreed to
create a commission to study the
shortcomings of the new tariff policy.
adopted decision will not be delayed or canceled but we hope a reasonable and
constructive way will be found out of
this situation, ”General Director of the Evex clinic network Giorgi
In the words of David Mikeladze, Director of the Open Heart
cardiology clinic, the meeting with the Prime Minister was held in a
“The Prime Minister
listened to us very carefully and promised the issue would be reviewed. The
decision will not be delayed, but there
is a chance to come to a consensus so that patients do not suffer,” he
President of the Georgian Association
of Angiologists and Vascular Surgeons Zaza Lazarashvili says that
the Prime Minister refused to consider the postponement of reform, as believes
that the universal health care
program should be further
“The Ministry of Health
was instructed to correct all the errors in the document as soon as possible. It
was said that errors should be corrected while
tariffs should be logical, ”he notes.
According to president of the Georgian Society of Cardiology Alexander Aladashvili, the parties agreed on cooperation in this
“A working group will be created,
which will include representatives of both the Ministry of Health and clinics as
well as professional associations who will work on the development of new standards,” he explains.