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New hospital opens in Mtskheta

By Tea Mariamidze
Thursday, June 15
The ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta, located several kilometers north of Tbilisi, has a new, multifunctional hospital with the capacity to treat 100 patients.

The new hospital was opened on June 14 by the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Health Minister Davit Sergeenko and the majoritarian candidate of Mtskheta, Dimitri Khundadze.

The project's investment of 10 million Gel was allocated from the state budget, and around 250 people have been employed.

“The Mtskheta Medical Center is involved in the universal health care program that allows patients to receive high quality medical services without leaving the region and benefit from free and privileged medical services. The clinic operates 24 hours a day and it has emergency, resuscitation and intensive therapy departments,” the PM’s Press Office reports.

The Health Minister paid attention to the historic location of the hospital. According to him, the new clinic was built on the site of an old hospital.

“The clinic was fully rehabilitated and was equipped with modern technologies… I am glad that this historic place has been restored and developed," Davit Sergeenko said.

Mtskheta Medical Center was built with a full range of services, and the clinic has already received its first patients.

Furthermore, the PM and the governmental officials also opened a new Culture House in Mtskheta, which has 450 seats.

Its concert hall is equipped with professional standards, and high class video, audio, sound and lighting systems.

There are also rooms for rehearsals, cinemas, sound recording studios, conference hall, drawing and applied arts rooms.

Due to a fire in 2012, Mtskheta was left without a Culture House. The construction of the new center started in 2014.

The officials also visited a newly-opened kindergarten in the town, which has been designed to accommodate 60 children.

A total of 21 people are employed in the new kindergarten, and 100,000 Gel was spent on its rehabilitation.