The Czech Government to provide EUR 371 000 for Georgia's fight with COVID-19

The Czech Government to provide EUR 371 000 for Georgia's fight with COVID-19

The Czech Development Agency continues to support Georgian healthcare system by launching new instrument "Tied Financial Donation". The first beneficiaries in Georgia are state Republican hospitals in Batumi and Rukhi, which will get Czech medical devices.

A contract was signed today on behalf of the Czech Development Agency by the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Tbilisi, Mr. Petr Mikyska, Mr. Irakli Gvazava Acting Director of Rukhi Republican hospital and Mr. Nugzar Janjghava, representative of Batumi Republican Hospital to lay foundation for new cooperation.

The two hospitals are newly built and started partial functioning after COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. However, not all the departments have necessary equipment. Recognizing the problem, the aid aims to ensure modern technologies are provided to both hospitals in order to enhance and improve services provided by them.

The new Republican Batumi hospital is designed for 170 beds. For the first time in its history, hospital will offer citizens the service of midwifery and pediatric medical care and Czech products are designed for it. Meanwhile, Rukhi Republican hospital is designed for 220 beds and by getting new equipment; they will improve surgical and intensive care departments.

The new cooperation also involves trainings for hospitals' staff, provided by Czech professionals, who will share their experience and simplify the use of new technologies. The Czech Republic will continue to support both hospitals in the future.

New equipment will be delivered in two stages before the end of 2020. Total cost amounts to EUR 371 000, from which Batumi Republican hospital will get EUR 186 000 and Rukhi Republican hospital EUR 185 000.

Author: The FINANCIAL