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Seven cases of H1N1 virus revealed last week
Publish Time: 2015-12-04 18:07:00
Seven laboratory confirmed cases of H1N1 virus were revealed last week in Georgia, Paata Imnadze, Head of National Diseases and Control Center informed. Specialists expect increase of the virus cases at the end of February. The Center recommends people for washing their and often and staying at home if virus detected. 
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Processed meats do cause cancer - WHO
Publish Time: 2015-10-27 20:33:00
Processed meats - such as bacon, sausages and ham - do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).Its report said 50g of processed meat a day - less than two slices of bacon - increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red meats were "probably carcinogenic" but there was limited evidence.The WHO did stress that meat also had health benefits. Cancer Research UK said this was a reason to cut down rather than give up red and processed meats. And added that an occasional bacon sandwich would do little harm.Processed meat has been modified to either extend its shelf life or change the taste and the main methods are smoking, curing, or adding salt or preservatives.Simply putting beef through a mincer does not mean the resulting mince is "processed" unless it is modified further.Processed meat includes bacon, sausages, hot dogs, salami, corned beef, beef jerky and ham as well as canned meat and meat-based sauces, BBC reports.
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Four NGOs address Health Minister
Publish Time: 2015-10-21 16:17:00
Four non-governmental organizations address Davit Sergeenko, Georgian Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs and demand abolishment of the order based on which neurology specialists were assigned the authorities of psychiatrists. For the last several months, neurology doctors have been authorized to treat patients with psychic disorders and prescribe necessary medicines. NGOs believe that the decision discriminates psychiatrists and makes the sphere more stigmatized.  
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Medication of Tuberculosis may become obligatory
Publish Time: 2015-10-06 12:34:00
Starting 2017, medication of Tuberculosis may become obligatory. The Georgian parliament will begin discussions about the corresponding draft-project in the nearest future. The initiative is already registered in the supreme legislative body. Members of the parliamentary healthcare committee say that the initiative aims at protection of citizens. Those patients, who refuse to undergo medical treatment, will be isolated based on a decision of court. 
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Second stage of Hepatitis C program to begin
Publish Time: 2015-10-06 12:32:00
The second stage of Hepatitis C Program will begin in October. The agreement for treatment of 20 thousand patients will be signed and the medicines will be imported. Davit Sergeenko, Georgian Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs said that there were no impediments in implementation of the program. 
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Case of Crimea-Congo virus revealed in Khashuri
Update Time: 2015-08-28 20:35:00
The case of Crimea-Congo virus was detected in Khashuri district of Shida Kartli region. The patient was brought from Khashuri to Tbilisi Hospital.The virus mainly spreads from domestic animals. 
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Adjara Healthcare Ministry calls on population for consumption of liquids
Publish Time: 2015-08-22 12:18:00
Adjara Healthcare Ministry calls on population for consumption of liquids in large quantity and checking validity terms of food products. The Ministry confirms that the number of patients with symptoms of virus has increased lately at Batumi Mothers and Children Center. Children have high temperature, fever, symptoms of vomiting. The Ministry says that there is no threat of pandemic. 
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Penitentiary Minister meets with doctors
Publish Time: 2015-08-19 12:50:00
Kakha Kakhishvili, Georgian Minister of Penitentiary, Corrections and Legal Assistance met with chief doctors of penitentiary facilities. Minister inquired about the situation in penitentiary system from medical personnel and said that he was ready for cooperation with purpose of efficient functioning of penitentiary system’s healthcare. 
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Blood bank to function in Rustavi
Publish Time: 2015-08-15 12:44:00
Blood Bank will be functioning in Rustavi town of Kveno Kartli region starting today. The center is provided with modern equipment and highly-qualified specialists will serve patients. Donors will be paid. The opening was attended by Rustavi Mayor and Kvemo Kartli governor. 
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Several people injured in fire near Eliava Market
Publish Time: 2015-08-04 20:10:00
Several people were injured as a result of a fire, which broke out near Eliava Market in Tbilisi. The injured people and a rescuer were transferred to Tbilisi Burns Center by First Medical Aid brigades. 
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Psychotropic Medicines – cases of overdose increase
Publish Time: 2015-07-29 20:18:00
Are psychotropic medicines sold without prescription in Georgia? The question becomes acute after the statistic data made public by several hospitals. Ingorokva neurosurgery center and surgery center confirm that they have received dozens of patients with overdose of psychotropic medicines for the last several months. There are adolescents among the patients. Officials of Georgian Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs also speak about the revealed law-violations on pharmacy market after activation of prescription-issuing system. In 69 cases out of 205 facts, psychotropic medicines were sold without a prescription. 
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Patients burnt from liquid of fig-tree leaves
Publish Time: 2015-07-29 12:47:00
Two patients – a 22-year-old young woman and 62-year-old lady are being medically treated at Tbilisi Burns Center from burns received by use of liquid made from fig-tree leaves.  With purpose of sun-tanning, the patients used the liquid. The girl received 60% of body burns, while the elder woman – 18%. Head of the Center Guga Kashibadze says that health condition of the patients is stable. They will stay in hospital during several days. 
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Government session is being held
Publish Time: 2015-07-23 12:48:00
The session of the Georgian government is being held today. A total of 31 issued are being discussed at today’s session.The main issue of discussion is electricity tariff. According to Prime Minister he will present the candidate to the post of Minister of Internal Affairs on Monday.
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Ministry of Healthcare, Labor and Social Affairs starts reforms
Publish Time: 2015-07-16 16:31:00
Ministry of Healthcare, Labor and Social Affairs starts implementing reforms. The attitudes and priorities will be changed. The main task will be to disease prevention, diagnosis in the early stages and effective management.Minister of Healthcare, Labor and Social Affairs Davit Sergeenko answered the questions of Moambe news program. 
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23 patients out of 32 recovered from Hepatitis C, Health Ministry reports
Publish Time: 2015-07-07 16:37:00
After a month of treatment, 23 patients out of 32 who were engaged in the Hepatitis C elimination program have recovered, Deputy Health Minister Valeri Kvaratskhelia said. Two patients engaged in the Hepatitis C elimination program attended the briefing. Kvaratskhelia has presented the program’s mid-term results. According to the Deputy Minister, 23 patients will continue undergoing therapy despite not having the virus anymore. “The results are better than we expected. Some of our patients have recovered. However, Elimination of the virus does not mean stopping the treatment course. According to the agreements signed with the patients, they should follow the therapy through,”- Deputy Minister remarked. 
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Georgian healthcare program evaluated by PM
Publish Time: 2015-06-24 12:39:00
As Georgia’s PM Irakli Gharibashvili has declared at Expo-Georgia, the government’s healthcare policy has been successful for the past three years. According to the PM, Health Minister Davit Sergeenko’s contribution has been great; he has been involved in the process from the very beginning. “Our healthcare policy has proved to be very successful and Mr. Sergeenko’s special contribution needs to be stressed. Due to him the state insurance program has been very successful. More available healthcare is one of our priorities. Research has shown that the program works well. No Georgian citizen is without state support today,” Gharibashvili said. “It is very pleasant for our government to see all our efforts and successful reforms reflected in research conducted by the WTO, World Bank and USAID. This is a great stimulus for us,”- Irakli Gharibashvili has declared. 
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Fecal Masses in River Vere
Publish Time: 2015-06-23 20:17:00
Fecal Masses in River Vere and not-informed volunteers working on cleaning works: “Investigative Reporter” of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) prepared a film about disaster in River Vere Gorge. The film “Who ordered murder in Vere” aired by Second Channel of GPB provides unknown information, exclusive photos and secret materials. State Institutions have been making explanations since morning and counter-accusations followed.The film tells about damaged sewage infrastructure and water flow discharged in the river on the territory where volunteers were contributing their efforts in restoration works based on the decision of Crisis Management headquarters. Georgian Water and Power Company confirmed the fact. The company heads stated that the decision was made based on request of the city government. Tbilisi Mayor Davit Namania said volunteers had been informed about polluted water. 
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About 2 thousand rescuers and volunteers vaccinated
Publish Time: 2015-06-23 12:17:00
About 2 thousand rescuers and volunteers were vaccinated on Tetanus. Davit Sergeenko, Georgian Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs talked about preventive measures of spread of diseases as a result of June 13 deadly flooding in Tbilisi. Sergeenko welcome the decision about not to admit volunteers at disaster zones and constant control of potable water quality. 
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Whether or not the threat of epidemics exists?
Publish Time: 2015-06-21 20:02:00
Whether or not the threat of epidemics exists after the natural disaster that hit Tbilisi on June 13.Representatives of Special Services have resumed working in the vicinity of Tbilisi Zoo, Mziuri Park and Givi Svanidze Street since morning. Heavy vehicles continue cleaning the territory of debris. Disinfection works were carried out at the territory. The Ministry of Agriculture is involved in this process.
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National Center of Diseases Control releases statement
Publish Time: 2015-06-20 16:39:00
There is no need to observe a special diet after Tetanus Vaccination, Georgian National Center of Diseases Control says in a statement. According to the center, consumption of alcohol is allowed on the second day after vaccination. The center also calls on volunteers working on restoration and cleaning works in elimination of damage to strictly follow safety rules.  
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