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Evacuation from #139 Public School
Publish Time: 2015-06-03 20:30:00
Seven children and one teacher were found with symptoms of intoxication at #139 Public School in Tbilisi earlier this afternoon. The building was evacuated and the study process was disrupted. Three children still remain placed at Iashvili Children’s Clinic. Their health condition is satisfactory. Chemistry lab was checked and teachers were questioned. The school administration has excluded the possibility of intoxication. Investigation into the fact is ongoing. 
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Locals of Adigeni Municipality undergo through free examinations
Publish Time: 2015-05-23 16:49:00
Locals of Adigeni Municipality today had the chance to undergo through free-of-charge medical examinations. The charity activity was held with blessing of Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia at the initiative of State Agency on Religious Issues. About 200 locals received medical service from the Patriarchate’s St. Joaquin and Ana Center. They received prescriptions and advice. 
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Incident in Shuakhevi – Initial conclusion of Regulation Agency
Update Time: 2015-05-13 20:28:00
The preliminary conclusion published by the Medical Activities’ Regulation Agency of Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs regarding the incident in Shuakhevi, Adjara region, is rather harsh. It will become known on Friday, whether or not death of the 24-year-old youngster is somehow connected with “Evex” Company. The initial conclusion shows that the Agency has certain claims against the company. The document issued regarding the incident says that at the moment when the patient was delivered to hospital, a surgeon was not on his working place. “Evex” Medical Corporation is in management of the only hospital functioning in Shuashevi where the wounded young man died 10 days ago. 
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Occupational regime takes away life of 13-year-old boy
Publish Time: 2015-05-05 20:06:00
Irakli Tsaava, a 13-year-old boy died at the so-called border-checkpoint in Chuburkhinji village of Gali region.The local of Gali region was being transported to Zugdidi town to undergo through an emergency surgery. However, Russian and Abkhazian soldiers died not allow parents and the patients to travel to Zugdidi. Tsaavas family was directed to the hospital by Gali doctors. The family lives in Zemo Barghebi village, adjacent territory to Georgian-Abkhazian conflict zone. Foreign Ministry of Georgia has expressed its deep concern over the illegal act of Russia’s occupational forces, which resulted in the death of Irakli Tsaava, a resident of Gali, says the statement released by Georgia’s Foreign Ministry. “On May 4, 2015, an attempt was made to transport Irakli Tsaava through the so-called Abkhazian border into Georgian-controlled territory, but Russia’s occupational forces prevented that from happening. The fact yet again signifies the precarious situation for human rights in Georgia’s occupied regions. Ignoring addresses made by international community, Russia’s occupational forces continue to violate human rights and restrict the right of free movement, which frequently results in death. The situation causes serious concern, especially considering the lack of any international mechanisms in the area. The EU monitoring mission is still confined to merely observing the situation in the occupied territories, and international organizations are barred from entering,”- reads the statement.Georgia’s Foreign Ministry has called upon Russia to respect fundamental rights of the people living on occupied territories.
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Case of tuberculosis detected in #24 Public School
Publish Time: 2015-05-04 16:03:00
Four school students of #24 Public School have been infected with tuberculosis.Disinfection measures have been conducted at the school to evade the virus spreading. Studying process continues in school.
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Wings For Life - World Run 2015
Publish Time: 2015-05-03 20:15:00
The charity event Wings For Life - World Run 2015 was held in 33 countries, including Georgia today.Hundreds of thousands of people were participating in world biggest charity event. They join together to make curable a spinal cord injuries. Georgia joins world marathon from Kakheti region.A total of 5 000 people registered to take part in the event in Georgia, more than 600 people are foreigners from 35 different countries. The event was held for the second time in Georgia.First Chanel is the partner of the world run event.
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Minister of Healthcare in Parliament
Publish Time: 2015-04-23 16:39:00
Davit Sergeenko, the Minister of Healthcare is attending the Healthcare Committee session.  He is getting the MPs acquainted with the future plan of the Ministry and summing the reforms carried out in the Ministry.In parallel, the rally of socially vulnerable people has been held in front of the parliament today.Along with the members of NGO “Fair generation" the participants of the rally reminded the Minister about his promises and called him to issue social aids.
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State Program to treat Hepatitis C become functional
Publish Time: 2015-04-21 16:28:00
Medicines for medication of Hepatitis C will be free of charge for the population. The state program has become functional starting today. The corresponding memorandum was signed earlier this afternoon between the Georgian government and Gilead Sciences, an American biotechnology company. Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili and Davit Sergeenko, Minister of Health inked the document on part of the Georgian side. 
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Former Prisoner dies at Ghudushauri Hospital
Publish Time: 2015-04-18 20:10:00
Georgia’s Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili applies to Chief Prosecutor’s Office – the case has to do with probable crime committed by doctors. Former prisoner died at Ghudushauri Hospital. The inmate’s health condition was critical and the man was released from jail. However, he died several hours later. Ombudsman demands launch of an investigation.
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Defense Minister at Gori Military Hospital
Publish Time: 2015-03-28 13:31:00
Defense Minister of Georgia Mindia Janelidze visited Military Hospital in Gori town of Sida Kartli region. Minister viewed rehabilitated works and met with medical personnel.New reception equipped with modern apparatus and electronic queuing system started functioning for patients at Military Hospital. Janelidze viewed the first aid and cardio-surgical divisions and got acquainted to the new medical equipment of the military medical institution.Chief of General Staff of the GAF, Major General Vakhtang Kapanadze, his deputy Colonel Roman Jokhadze and First Deputy Defense Minister Gocha Ratiani visited Gori military Hospital as well.Defense Minister met with Georgian military servicemen who are ongoing treatment course at the hospital and wished them soon recovery.        
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PM opens University Clinic
Publish Time: 2015-03-25 16:16:00
Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili opened University Clinic of State Medical University on the territory of former 8th Hospital in Tbilisi. Ministers of Healthcare, Economy and Finance also attended the opening ceremony. Gharibashvili said that the government seized several clinics from Medical University back in 2006 that was an incorrect move. 
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Unpleasant smell at Poti Port
Publish Time: 2015-02-17 21:05:00
Some residents of Poti town of western Georgia are placed at a local hospital. They are found with the same symptoms. Doctors claim that the symptoms speak about intoxication. There has been an unpleasant smell at Poti Port since morning. As it was found out, chemicals were spilt when reloading cargo from a ship sailing under the flag of Malta. The administration of Poti port has not made any official comment yet. 
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Violations detected at 70 dental clinics in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2015-02-17 20:57:00
Violations have been detected at 70 out of 544 dental clinics in Tbilisi. The inspection revealed that one-time dental instruments were used repeatedly at 20 institutions. Facts of illegal medical activities are found out. The dental clinics were given one month to correct the faults, otherwise sanctions will be activated. The Healthcare Ministry also plans to inspect courtyards of hospitals in the nearest future. 
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First major vaccine trials in Liberia
Publish Time: 2015-02-02 13:45:00
The first large-scale trials of two experimental vaccines against Ebola have begun in Liberia, - BBC reported. The potentially preventative medicines were taken under strict security to a secret location in the West African country.Scientists aim to immunise 30,000 volunteers, including front-line health workers.More than 8,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, the vast majority in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.The total number of reported cases is more than 22,000. In Liberia alone, more than 3,600 people have died from the disease.But the number of Ebola cases in Liberia has been steadily decreasing, with only four confirmed cases in the week leading up to 25 January.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the epidemic has entered a "second phase" with the focus shifting to ending the epidemic.Vaccines train the immune systems of healthy people to fight off any future infection.They often contain a live but weakened version of the virus.Correspondents say the trials are testing two vaccines created by two different drug companies who are hoping that the international community will eventually seek to stockpile large quantities of a working vaccine.
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Irakli Gharibashvili - Government declares 2015 the year of fighting Hepatitis C
Publish Time: 2015-01-15 12:21:00
However, as a result of active efforts of the Ministry of Health and the Minister personally, our government's main challenge this year will be the defeat of Hepatitis C," - said Georgia’s PM at today’s cabinet meeting.According to him, the project  aims not only at delivery of medicine, but also at proper diagnosis and treatment.
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Healthcare Minister names management of C Hepatitis as main project
Update Time: 2015-01-14 16:31:00
Davit Sergeenko, Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs has named management of C Hepatitis as the main project of 2015. According to Sergeenko, modern medicine “Sofosbuvir” which will be soon imported in Georgia is efficient for medication. However, preventive measures have to be undertaken at the same time. The minister called on non-governmental organizations, government, public and the media to be actively involved in a campaign for prevention of C Hepatitis.  
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Medical Experts prognosticate the increase of cases of seasonal virus
Update Time: 2015-01-08 17:10:00
The Georgian National Center of Diseases Control prognosticates the increase of cases of seasonal virus in Georgia. Medical experts expect the outbreak of the flu in January-February.  Doctors call on people to apply to medical institutions timely, when the first symptoms of the flu are revealed. The elderly, pregnant women and children belong to the risk group as well as people with chronic diseases.
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Doctors expect flu outbreak
Publish Time: 2015-01-06 16:05:00
A flu outbreak is expected to occur in January and last till March. According to National Center for Diseases Control, the flu could be easily treatable without interference of medical institutions. But doctors still call on the public for being careful as it can have potentially fatal complications.The National Center for Diseases Control also recommends the population to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves from the virus. 
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Patients flow at Burns Center
Publish Time: 2014-12-31 12:21:00
About 30 patients have applied to Tbilisi Burns Center for the last 3 days with various thermal body injuries. A 23-year-old man received injuries on his hands from New Year Pyrotechnics. Doctors and rescuers call on the population to be cautions.  
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Scotland confirms case of Ebola
Publish Time: 2014-12-30 14:16:00
Health officials in Glasgow, Scotland, have confirmed a case of Ebola."The patient is a health care worker who was helping to combat the disease in West Africa" and returned from Sierra Leone late Sunday night, the Scottish health agency NHS Scotland said.The patient flew via Casablanca, Morocco, and London Heathrow Airport, arriving at Glasgow Airport on a British Airways flight around 11:30 p.m., the statement said, as reported by CNN. "The patient was admitted to hospital early in the morning after feeling unwell and was placed into isolation at 7.50 a.m. All possible contacts with the patient are now being investigated and anyone deemed to be at risk will be contacted and closely monitored. However, having been diagnosed in the very early stages of the illness, the risk to others is considered extremely low."Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's head of government, led a meeting of the Scottish Government Resilience Committee "to ensure all necessary steps are being taken," and she spoke with British Prime Minister David Cameron, NHS Scotland said.Following established protocol, the patient "will be transferred to the high-level isolation unit in the Royal Free hospital, London, as soon as possible. This is where the facilities, staff and systems are in place to ensure the best quality and safest care."Access to the unit is restricted to specially trained medical staff. A specially designed tent, with controlled ventilation, will be set up over the patient's bed. "Scotland has been preparing for this possibility from the beginning of the outbreak in West Africa and I am confident that we are well prepared," Sturgeon said in the statement."We have the robust procedures in place to identify cases rapidly. Our health service also has the expertise and facilities to ensure that confirmed Ebola cases such as this are contained and isolated effectively minimizing any potential spread of the disease."She added, "Scotland's NHS has proved it is well able to cope with infectious diseases in the past, such as swine flu, and I am confident we will be able to respond effectively again."The patient was working with Save the Children at an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, according to Michael von Bertele, humanitarian director at that organization. "Our thoughts are with the individual, their family and colleagues at this difficult time. We wish them a speedy recovery," he said in a statement.
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