World Tuberculosis Day
State TB management programs implemented in Georgia is aimed at effective and quality diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis, reducing of TB morbidity, mortality and spread of infection, prevention of drug-resistant TB.
Access to rapid an effective diagnosis, out-patient and in-patient (including surgery) treatment is ensured within the State Program. In addition, all patients have access to high-quality, the newest generation TB drugs. The services are fully funded and co-financing from patients’ side is not required.
In 2022, 36,222 cases were registered within ambulatory component. 1, 264 individuals received treatment under in-patient component, including 97 surgeries.
The beneficiaries of the program are as follows:
Citizens of Georgia, people with TB without citizenship permanently residing in Georgia, in case of confirmed pulmonary or extra-pulmonary TB. In addition, students holding temporary residence permit and studying in higher educational institutions authorized in Georgia have access to anti-TB drugs;
The persons in penitentiary system;
The foreigners at the Reception Center and Temporary Accommodation Center of the Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia;
The contacts of persons with pulmonary tuberculosis.
The total budget of the program for current year is equal to 17 200 000 GEL.
Detailed information on the program is available at: https://moh.gov.ge/uploads/files/2023/jandacva_gzamkvlevi/_N3.pdf