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PM Gakharia holds session of Coordination Council

By Nika Gamtsemlidze
Monday, April 13
Giorgi Gakharia held the session of the Coordination Council in relation to coping mechanisms of the country amid the pandemic. At the session, the Ministry of Healthcare presented information regarding the readiness of the so-called fever clinics of the primary healthcare system and the clinics designated to receive COVID-19 patients.

According to the PM, the greatest importance is attached to the detection of new cases of the virus and the effectiveness of the management system.

Active monitoring of clinics throughout Georgia is ongoing under the leadership of Dimitri Khundadze, chairman of the Healthcare and Social Issues Committee of the Parliament of Georgia.

It was decided at the session of the Interagency Council that the responses to the results of monitoring must be as fast and efficient as possible, and that this will be systematically verified. Majoritarian Parliament deputies and local government representatives will be actively involved in the process. Control will be carried out in full coordination with the Ministry of Healthcare and the special headquarters.

The situation in terms of food and medical supplies in the country was also discussed. Agriculture and Environmental Protection Minister Levan Davitashvili noted that the country has no problems with food supply. It was noted that control measures (including the thermal screening of the population) are being actively implemented at the special checkpoints set up at the entrances to municipalities. It was also stated that it cannot be ruled out that the council will make similar decisions in connection with other cities, depending on the future development of the epidemiological situation and the recommendations of medical professionals.

The control of labor safety regulations is continuing in agrarian markets throughout Georgia as well. The markets whose administrators will fully observe the special mandatory protocols of the National Food Agency will be able to resume operation.

As of now, there are more than 250 reported cases of the Coronavirus in the country. 3 people have died from the complications of coronavirus in Georgia and 63 have recovered. Around the world, the number of people infected with the virus is more than 1.8 million.