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Thursday, May 6
100 000 Dose Of Vaccine Against H1N1 Virus Delivered To Georgia

100 000 dose of vaccine “Panenza” against H1N1 virus has been delivered to Georgia according to the World Health Protection organization’s recommendation.

The National Centre of Disease Control has already launched supplying the vaccine “Panenza” to the hospitals of Georgia. The vaccination of pregnant women and the medical personnel is considered obligatory.

Panenza-pandemic influenza vaccine is manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, France. It is a colorless suspension for injections. It is a multi dose vial that comes in a pack of ten doses, each of 0.5 ml. The vaccine has been issued to every state division for distribution in government hospitals, community health centres (CHC) and primary health centres (PHC)

The vaccine is absolutely safe for health and at the first stage will be issued free of charge to the medical and paramedical personnel, pregnant women, members of rapid response team, doctors and class IV employees deployed in isolation ward and screening centre.

As Diseases Control National Center informs in case of H1N1 virus new wave’s reiteration the country will have enough dose of the vaccine “Panenza”.

Totally 400 000 dose of the vaccine will be delivered to Georgia. (Prime-News)

French Side Allocates Grant of EURO 705 073 to Tbilisi International Airport

Research works of project to rehabilitate and expand runway of Tbilisi International Airport will be financed by French side.

Zurab Pololikashvili, Minister of Economic Development, and Giorgi Karbelasvhili, Chairman of Supervisory Council of ‘Sakaeronavigatsia’ met representatives of the French company ADPI.

Pololikashvili stated that the grant allocated by the French government will be fully used on research works for project to rehabilitate and expand runway of Tbilisi International Airport. The works will be conducted by Airport of Paris that has wide experience in the field. (Interpressnews)

Leaders of National Forum Met British Ambassador

Leaders of National Forum Kakha Shartava and Irakli Melashvili met ambassador of Great Britain to Georgia Denis Keef.

As Kakha Shartava told journalists after the meeting, initiative on improving electoral environment had been handed over to Denis Keef.

Shartava states that according to the initiative, fair electoral environment must be formed in the country and parliamentary and presidential elections must be held on this basis.

Shartava informs that the initiative will be presented to the conference, that will be dedicated to improving electoral environment and that will be organized by National Forum.

The conference will presumably be held on 10-15 May and local NGOs, political parties, experts and representatives of diplomatic corps will be invited.

Kakha Shartava states that the initiative is already introduced to the ambassadors of USA, France and EU.

As Shartava states, the initiative will be introduced to the ambassadors of Turkey and Germany in the nearest days. (Interpressnews)

New Code of Imprisonment increases the convicts’ rights

Special trainings dedicated to the improvement of the Code of Imprisonment have been launched at the Penitentiary and Probation Centre of the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance.

The amended code will be brought to force on October 1, 2010 and it will cause the growth of the convicts` rights and systemic changes of the administrative procedures.

The trainings will be held in two phases and 320 employees of the penitentiary system will take the courses. One-day seminars are also planned for all directors of the penitentiary facilities,

The project has been sponsored by the Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisers to Georgia (NORLAG). (Rustavi 2)