The Georgian Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs is expanding the Program for provision with medicines for medication of chronic diseases – Davit Sergeenko, Minister of IDPs, Labor, Health and Social Affairs stated during the briefing.
According to Ministry, the program aims at reduction of medical expenses to the socially vulnerable population and affordability to the most frequently consumed medicines.
“The program was launched in May of 2017 and was intended to the socially vulnerable people. In the beginning of 2018, an agreement was signed between the ministry and pharmaceutical companies that serves as the model of cooperation between the government and private sector and envisages sharing social-corporative responsibility,” Sergeenko said.
The next stage of the program will be activated starting September and will envisage provision of the elderly persons and people with limited physical capabilities with cheap medicines.
The majority of pharmacies will be involved in the program according to geographical location. The prices for medicines for people included in the program will be reduced at least by half.