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International Medical Conference ongoing in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-09-16 16:19:00
The 3rd international Medical Conference is ongoing in Tbilisi. Local and foreign doctors are discussing issues related to derma-oncology within 2 days; in particular: innovative methods of research, early diagnosis of skin cancer and its prevention.The experts from Poland, Austria, Great Britain and New Zealand are participating in the forum. The master classes will be held tomorrow, at the final stage of the conference.
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Presentation of Online Clinic
Update Time: 2017-06-10 16:39:00
Presentation of Online Clinic of Start-Up Georgia project was held this afternoon. Subscribers will be able to receive consultations from qualified doctors in 24-hour regime through internet after having undergone registration. Doctors will issue online prescriptions and applications to various medical institutions. Partnership Fund financed the project with 70 thousand GEL. The total cost of the project is 80 thousand GEL. 
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Academician Vakhtang Bochorishvili Clinic opened
Update Time: 2017-06-06 18:19:00
Academician Vakhtang Bochorishvili Clinic has been opened on the territory of Hospital of Infectious Diseases. The multi-profile clinic was built by Aversi Pharmaceutical Company. The project was implemented with financial support of European Bank with investment in the amount of 15 million GEL. Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Davit Sergeenko, Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs attended the opening ceremony.  
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Sitting of Board of Trustees being held
Publish Time: 2017-04-25 12:05:00
The Board of Trustees of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will elect Chairman and deputy chairperson during the sitting today. The chairman will be elected with 3-year-term with majority of votes. General regulations will be determined and approved before the balloting process. 
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WHO representatives in parliament
Update Time: 2017-03-29 20:43:00
Eleven thousand people die of tobacco consumption every year in Georgia. Three thousand people among them are passive smokers – the alarming statistics was introduced to Georgian lawmakers by representatives of World Health Organization (WHO) today.  Foreign specialists stressed on the necessity to make tobacco control mechanisms and regulations stricter. The Health Committee is working on legislative regulations, which will be activated in 2017. 
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Georgian PM opens C Hepatitis center in Zugdidi
Update Time: 2017-03-22 20:24:00
The C Hepatitis management center has begun functioning in Zugdidi town of western Samegrelo region starting today. Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili opened the center together with Georgia’s Health Minister Davit Sergeenko and U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Ian Kelly. Full spectrum of services will be offered at the center. PM congratulated Zugdidi population on the event adding any residents of breakaway Abkhazian territory having neutral passports will be able to benefit from the center-provided services. “35 000 people have already got treatment service. 25 000 has finished the course, reached the 98% recover. This is very good. It is also important that the center will serve to those with neutral passports living on breakaway Abkhazia’s territory. The U.S. government and Gilead Company took this factor into account and made treatment available for them,” Kvirikashvili said. Tbilisi was the first place where the C Hepatitis Center was initially opened. Zugdidi hosts the second one. Zugdidi municipality was selected as the virus indicator is high there. 
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Universal health care for citizens with high income to be differentiated
Update Time: 2017-03-07 20:27:00
Universal health care for citizens with high income will be differentiated. The Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs plans to publicize details this week. "The first category includes individuals with an annual income of more that GEL 40 000. They officially pay income tax. There are 32 000 people in this category. 20 000 out of them enjoyed private insurance, while 10 000 attempted to apply universal health care program. However, they were in no need of applying the program. So, the first category will include individuals with high incomes. As for the vulnerable groups, we’ll have a detailed information campaign this week and I will personally brief the public on all details,” Davit Sergeenko, Minister, told reporters.  
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Health Minister says about 10 clinics may be withdrawn from the universal health program
Update Time: 2017-01-18 18:33:00
About 10 clinics may be withdrawn from universal state health program, Davit Sergeenko, Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs said during the meeting with heads of leading clinics. The Minister talked about the deficiencies detected in the clinics. Sergeenko added that the number of the withdrawn clinics would be lower, if they take into view the state interest. According to Sergeenko, the main directions of new reforms will be implemented at the beginning of February. The remarks expressed by the Minister were not shared by some heads of the clinics that made comments for the journalists during the break. 
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First Children’s Hospice opened
Update Time: 2017-01-17 18:36:00
The first children’s hospice, a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, was opened in the village of Dighomi in Georgia. The Construction began in October of 2015 at the initiative of Open Society-Georgia Foundation, Medical Corporation Evex and with support of President’s Reserve Fund.  The hospice will serve children free of charge and in 24-hour regime. More than 1 million GEL was collected for the construction during one year. 
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Healthcare Ministry reduces financing to Psychiatric Clinics
Update Time: 2017-01-06 16:30:00
Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs reduced state financing to Psychiatric Clinics. The government made the decision on December 30. Doctors of Ghudushauri Clinic presume that cut of the finances will lead to closure of clinics. 
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Flu virus expected to spread in the second half of February
Publish Time: 2017-01-03 16:20:00
Cases of flu virus can be increased in the second half of February in Georgia. Head of the National Center of Disease Control Paata Imnadze says that the cases will be fewer than detected in December. Imnadze says ‘nothing special happens’ and this situation is characteristic for winter, in general.  Basically A type of the virus circulates at the moment. There were several cases of B type virus. The Head of the National Center of Disease Control advises those having flu virus to stay at home, offering them certain recommendations. 
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A Baby Is Born With Three Biological Parents
Update Time: 2016-09-28 21:01:00
It’s a pretty well-known fact that it takes two people to make a baby. But a 5-month-old is blowing the lid off that concept: He has three biological parents.Scientists made the announcement after using DNA from three people to create a healthy baby, named Abrahim Hassan, in Mexico. According to The Telegraph, the baby was born to a couple from Jordan who has been trying to have children for nearly 20 years.The couple decided to have a three-parent baby for a serious medical reasons: The baby’s mom carries genes for Leigh syndrome, a fatal disorder that impacts the developing nervous system and caused the death of their first two children.The baby was conceived using an egg with nuclear DNA (DNA from inside the nucleus of a cell) from his mother and father, and mitochondrial DNA (which provides energy for cells) from an anonymous female donor.“Mitochondrial transfer is used when defective mitochondrial DNA can prevent the birth of a healthy baby,” Dr. Edward Marut, a fertility specialist at Fertility Centers of Illinois, tells Yahoo Beauty. “The mother whose eggs are used retains her main genetic material (chromosomes) in the nucleus of her egg, but mitochondria, the ‘power plants’ of the cell, are transferred from a healthy egg into the egg with abnormal mitochondria. The abnormal mitochondria are generally removed so the baby is normal.”According to the New Scientist, that’s just what happened. Doctors removed the nucleus from one of the mother’s eggs and inserted it into a donor egg that had had its own nucleus removed. The egg was then fertilized with the father’s sperm.The technique used to create baby Abrahim, which allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy children, is still controversial. It has only been legally approved in the United Kingdom. (Abrahim was conceived in Mexico with the help of American doctors, thanks to Mexico’s lax fertility laws), but embryologists tell the New Scientist that the baby’s birth will encourage other countries to follow suit, reports. Dr. Jane Frederick, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist at HRC Fertility, tells Yahoo Beauty that the birth is “encouraging but still experimental.” “This controversial technique of mitochondrial transfer has been attempted in the past with very little success,” she said. “The safety of this method needs to be studied before it can be a standard of care.”
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PM talks about Hepatitis C
Publish Time: 2016-08-16 16:32:00
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili talked about Hepatitis C elimination program during the governmental sitting. He said that the disease would have been defeated by 2020. The national strategy of Hepatitis C for 2016-2020 was also approved during the sitting. 
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Health Ministry carrying raids at Psychotropic drug stores
Publish Time: 2016-08-09 16:21:00
Georgia’s Ministry of Healthcare continues holding of raids at Psychotropic drug stores across Tbilisi. The fact of selling drugs without prescriptions was revealed at Chikovani Street. The owner was fines in the amount of 12 thousand GEL. 
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Symposium on elimination of Hepatitis C
Publish Time: 2016-06-18 12:20:00
Georgian Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs claims that no new cases of Hepatitis C will be detected in the country after 5 years. A symposium is being held at Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel about treatment and elimination of Hepatitis C in Georgia. Specialists are summarizing results of 1-year work. About 27 thousand people were registered within the framework of first stage of state program. The 9 thousand patients underwent through treatment. 
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Bidzina Ivanishvili meeting with journalists
Publish Time: 2016-06-14 12:21:00
Bidzina Ivanishvili, former Prime Minister is meeting with representatives of Georgian print media and news agencies.The meeting is being held at Technological Park. Law week, Ivanishvili met with journalists representing national and regional TV Companies.  
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First Service Center for Elimination of C Hepatitis
Update Time: 2016-06-10 19:20:00
The first Service Center for Elimination of C Hepatitis will be opened in Tbilisi today. Davit Sergeenko, Georgian Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs claims said that patients will undergo registration and become involved in corresponding treatment at the center. Similar centers will be opened in different regions of Georgia. 
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Healthcare Minister to present annual report in Parliament
Update Time: 2016-04-20 12:14:00
Davit Sergeenko, Georgian Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs will present the annual 2015 report during the sitting of Healthcare Committee in the parliament. Sergeenko will focus on overall healthcare insurance and C Hepatitis Elimination programs in the report. 
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Cases of Gastro-Intestinal Infections in Akhaltikhe
Update Time: 2016-04-02 16:24:00
The cases of Gastro-Intestinal Infections are increasing in Akhaltsikhe town of southern Georgia. The majority of patients are children aged 3-6. Laboratory analysis samples are taken to determine causes of the infection and being studied in Tbilisi. 
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Four new cases of H1N1 virus were revealed in Zugdidi
Publish Time: 2016-02-28 12:10:00
Four new cases of H1N1 virus were revealed in Zugdidi, Georgia’s Samegrelo region. Health condition of two is critical, one of them 15 year-old patient is connected to the respirator.
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