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Two medical centers to serve patients in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2016-01-27 12:13:00
Two family medical centers will additionally serve patients having virus symptoms in Tbilisi starting today. One clinic is located at Gamrekeli Street and the other - at Moscow Square. Based on the date of National Diseases Control Center, there are 332 cases of H1N1 virus detected among every 100 thousand people. The Center recommends the population to apply to medical institutions as soon as the virus symptoms are revealed. 
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Number of patients with H1N1 virus decreases at medical institution
Publish Time: 2016-01-27 10:28:00
The number of patients infected with H1N1 virus has decreased at medical institutions. The doctor on duty at Republican Hospital says that there are 4 patients placed at hospital. About 500 patients underwent medical treatment during the winter season. Doctors recommend the population to apply to medical institutions as soon as the virus symptoms are detected. 
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National Center of Disease Control claims that there is no ground for panic
Publish Time: 2016-01-24 16:21:00
A 4-month-old infant died of Meningococcemia in Adjara region. Presumably grave health condition and delayed medical treatment are named as  reasons of deceased.The National Center of Disease Control claims that there is no ground for panic. Medical experts are recommending patients for being alert and careful, and turn to medical institutions on a timely manner as soon as first symptoms of deceasedare revealed.
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4-month-old infant dies of Meningococcemia
Publish Time: 2016-01-24 16:08:00
A 4-month-old infant died of Meningococcemia in Adjara region.Presumably grave health condition and delayed medical treatment is named as a reason of deceased.Infant was placed in a hospital on January 23.
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Public poll “What do you complain about”
Update Time: 2016-01-22 18:07:00
A survey “What Do you complain about?” is being conducted with purpose to determine medical needs of the population. The social initiative is carried out by Healthcare Ministry together with Glocal Alliance international coalition.The population will be answering questions of Health Ministry during one month starting January 25 through a special questionnaire. 
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New First Medical Aid Center begins functioning
Update Time: 2016-01-22 16:42:00
A new first medical aid center has begun functioning starting today at Republican Hospital due to the increased number of patients infected with H1N1 virus. The center will serve patients in 24-hour regime. According to Davit Sergeenko, Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs, there is no threat of pandemic. He said that preventive measures were being undertaken. Minister also recommended patients to apply to family doctors, and called on parents not to take their children to kindergartens and schools if any symptoms of the virus are detected.
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Preventive measures of H1N1 virus at kindergartens
Update Time: 2016-01-22 12:23:00
Only one case of H1N1 virus among children has been detected for the time being at kindergartens. Preventive measures are undertaken. Study rooms are disinfected with special liquid. Recommendations are given to teachers are parents. 
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New First Medical Aid Center begins functioning
Update Time: 2016-01-22 12:21:00
A new first medical aid center has begun functioning starting today due to the increased number of patients infected with H1N1 virus. The center will serve patients in 24-hour regime. According to Davit Sergeenko, Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs, there is no threat of pandemic. He said that preventive measures were being undertaken. Minister also recommended patients to apply to family doctors, and called on parents not to take their children to kindergartens and schools if any symptoms of the virus are detected. 
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Two people die of flu virus in Georgia
Publish Time: 2016-01-21 20:05:00
Two people have died of flu virus in Georgia during the last 24 hours. In both cases virus developed in the light of other chronic diseases. The laboratory confirmed cases of H1N1 virus has been increased in Georgia as well. According to the decision of Ministry of Health care, due to increased cases of viruses,  two medical institutions will serve patients during 24 hours.
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Primary health care starts working in an emergency regime
Publish Time: 2016-01-21 16:23:00
Primary health care starts working in an emergency regime. Medical facilities will work in 24-hour regime.Increased number of cases of H1N1 virus becomes the reason for launching a new system. Minister of Healthcare has held a briefing today. According to Davit Sergeenko the number of ambulance calls has significantly increased recently.
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Middle-aged woman dies of H1N1 virus
Publish Time: 2016-01-21 12:27:00
The H1N1 virus has claimed another life in Georgia. It happened at Zugdidi hospital, Samegrelo region.  The deceased is a middle-aged woman. She arrived in Zugdidi from Abkhazia. The virus developed in the light of other chronic diseases.  Three people have already died due to the virus in Georgia.
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Second person dies of H1N1 virus – Special regime set for First Medical Aid
Publish Time: 2016-01-20 20:04:00
A middle-aged man died of H1N1 virus, so-called Swine Flu, in Kutaisi city, Imereti region of Georgia today. This is the second fatal case of the virus in western Georgia. Based on the latest data, the 248 cases are fixed on every 100 thousand people. According to Paata Imnadze, Head of National Diseases Control Center, the statistics of virus cases in Georgia is lower for 2016 in comparison to the latest years, and there is no threat of pandemics. Specialists still call on the population for being careful. Mobilization has been announced at First Medical Aid and family doctors are transferred onto a special working regime due to increasing cases of H1N1 virus in Georgia that already resulted in 2 fatalities. Davit Sergeenko, Georgian Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs held a special meeting earlier this afternoon and called on heads of medical institutions to reject service of company cars and dispatch them at sites in need. Heads of National Diseases Control Center as well as hospitals both in Tbilisi and regions received instructions how to handle the increased applications of patients. Sergeenko also called on doctors for taking necessary measures.
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H1N1 virus kills one person in Kutaisi – Special regime set for First Medical Aid
Publish Time: 2016-01-20 18:04:00
One person died of H1N1 virus in Kutaisi city, Imereti region of Georgia. This is the second fatal case of the virus in western Georgia. Based on the latest data, the 250 cases are fixed on 100 thousand people. According to Paata Imnadze, Head of National Diseases Control Center, virus cases in Georgia is lower in 2016 in comparison to last years and there is no threat of pandemic. Mobilization has been announced at First Medical Aid and family doctors are transferred onto special working regime due to increasing cases of H1N1 virus in Georgia that already resulted in 2 fatalities. Davit Sergeenko, Georgian Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs held a special meeting earlier this afternoon and called on heads of medical institutions to reject service of company cars and dispatch them at sites in need. The National Diseases Control Center, Tbilisi and regional hospitals received instructions how to handle the increased applications of patients. Sergeenko also called on doctors for taking necessary measures.
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Number of patients increases at Gori Hospital of Infectious Diseases
Publish Time: 2016-01-20 16:07:00
The number of patients with seasonal virus complications has increased at Gori Hospital of Infectious Diseases. There are 35 children placed at “Iavnana Medi” center. The patients complain about high body temperature and coughing. Doctors recommend the population to apply to medical institutions in case of virus infection symptoms. 
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One person dies of H1N1 virus in Kutaisi
Update Time: 2016-01-20 16:05:00
One person died of H1N1 virus in Kutaisi city, Imereti region of Georgia. This is the second fatal case of the virus in western Georgia. According to Paata Imnadze, Head of National Diseases Control Center, virus cases in Georgia is lower in 2016 in comparison to last years and there is no threat of pandemic. Davit Sergeenko, Minister of Health held a special meeting and inquired about the situation from the personnel of Tbilisi and regional hospitals. He called on doctors for taking necessary measures. 
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One person die of H1N1 virus in Georgia
Publish Time: 2016-01-17 16:18:00
One patient has died of H1N1 virus in Georgia. 29 year old man was transferred to Tbilisi from Western Georgia. The patient was delivered to the hospital with aggrieved condition. Doctors failed to save his life.  The National center for Disease Control expects the seasonal growth of the virus in February. Medical specialists claim that there are no grounds for pandemic in the country. 
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Universal health care will be one of the priorities of the government
Publish Time: 2016-01-10 12:57:00
Universal health care will be one of the priorities of the government this year as well. According to Davit Sergeenko along with the cost increases, controls on medicines will be enhanced and prices will be reduced, which will be aimed at improvement of universal health care quality.
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Soldiers undergo through Hepatitis C examination
Update Time: 2015-12-26 16:15:00
Soldiers of the 4th Mechanized Brigade of the Georgian Armed Forces are taking Hepatitis C examination free of charge. If needed, the soldiers will undergo medication. Examination is being held at a specially arranged laboratory.  
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New medicine to be imported for treatment of Hepatitis C
Publish Time: 2015-12-19 16:14:00
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili and Healthcare Minister Davit Sergeenko jointly briefed about introduction of a new medicine Harvoni, a Hepatitis C Drug from Gilead in Hepatitis C Elimination program starting 2016. About 20 thousand patients will be treated with the new medicine every year. According to Gharibashvili, the first stage of the program deserved positive evaluation from various international organizations, and it will continue next year involving more people. “Georgia proved to be an example in practicing the program,” PM said.Treatment of one patient with Harvoni medicine costs USD 80-100 thousand. Georgian patients will be treated free-of charge through the state program.  
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News about Hepatitis C Elimination Program
Publish Time: 2015-12-19 14:07:00
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili and Healthcare Minister Davit Sergeenko jointly briefed about introduction of a new medicine Harvoni, a Hepatitis C Drug from Gilead in Hepatitis C Elimination program starting 2016. According to Gharibashvili, the first stage of the program deserved positive evaluation from various international organizations, and it will continue next year involving more people. “Georgia proved to be an example in practicing the program,” PM said. 
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