A wave of protests took place at hospitals in the regions and in Tbilisi last week. The protests were organized by the medical personnel who where dissatisfied with their overdue and decreasing salary, and the way the hospitals have been managed by the new owners.
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For immediate release Tbilisi, 9 July 2012 - Transparency International Georgia has released a study of the Georgian hospital sector. The report highlights a number of important issues:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETbilisi, 22 June 2012 – Transparency International Georgia has released its new report about The Georgian Pharmaceutical Market. A number of key issues are highlighted in the report:
Transparency International Georgia is concerned that the Chiatura hospital reacted to criticism voiced by one of its doctors by firing him.
In recent months, a new hospital has been opened by President Mikheil Saakashvili and respective Ministers of Labor, Health and Social Affairs almost every week, extensively covered by national TV.
Social health insurance is one of the means to create more accessible health care, which is one of the main priorities of Georgia’s National Health Care Strategy 2011-2015, issued by the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs.
Last week we visited the newly build hospital in Chiatura, one of the many hospitals in Georgia built under the new hospital plan. President Mikheil Saakashvili opened this new multilevel hospital that provides all basic hospital services in December 2011.