Treatment of Children with Oncological Diseases to be Fully Funded by the State
Treatment of 300 children with oncological diseases will be fully funded by the State.
It is about compliant with modern standards, hi-tech equipped facilities unifying in one space full range of medical services, both diagnostic and treatment.
It should be noted, that oncological patients, along with other services will be able to receive that significant, expensive, high-tech medical service as proton therapy.
Ministry of Health of Georgia has already started international market research in this direction to allow markets of various countries of the world express their interest.
According to the Deputy Minister of Health, Tamar Gabunia the model will significantly improve both outcomes of the treatment and quality of medical services during ongoing processes.
“Pediatric oncology has been a priority for the Ministry of Health for a long period of time. Last year active cooperation with Ichilov Medical Center of Israel, Turkish Medical clinic as well as Spain started.
At this stage, the development of the project is practically completed.
Unfortunately, annually around 150 children are diagnosed with cancer.
As known, offering modern, high quality services to children is of paramount importance.
Thus, prepared by the Ministry project envisages creating of possibility for children to receive in full medical services with the newest modern technology means, including proton therapy, through cooperation with foreign clinics; in addition, robot-assisted surgery and other robotic interventions will provide life-saving possibilities. This will require an additional service, though it will be a rescue for the much-needed children.
It concerns, approximately 300 children annually; this is 150 new cases and the children who have been already diagnosed with cancer.
We believe that this will significantly improve both outcomes of the treatment and quality of medical services during ongoing processes.
The work on strengthening of oncological services in Georgia will be done and the partner clinics that had been selected for participation in the program, based on certain criteria will assist us in on-site training of Georgian doctors and strengthening of services”, - stated Tamar Gabunia.
The budget for treatment of children with cancer abroad has been already endorsed.
This will allow children with cancer to receive high quality and compliant with modern standards treatment.