Giorgi Tsotskolauri Pays Official Visit to Turkey
Deputy Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Giorgi Tsotskolauri met with Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Turkey, Tolga Tolunay. The meeting was organized by the Embassy of Georgia in the Republic of Turkey and supported by International Health Services Inc.(USHAŞ).
The meeting took place in Turkey, Ankara.
Memorandum of Cooperation signed on December 8, 2020 between Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia and International Health Services Inc.(USHAŞ) of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey has been a basis of the meeting.
The participants of the meeting reflected on implementation of mutually agreed healthcare projects and provision of medical services to oncological patients in Turkey. They discussed aspects of cooperation in the fields of medical tourism and education, sharing of best practices in terms of novelties of medical technology. Working group between Ministry of Health of Georgia and Ministry of Health of Turkey will be created to ensure sharing of experience in terms of medical reforms.
Turkish side expressed readiness in terms of increased accessibility to the medicines within the state procurement. Namely, provision of medicines with considerably low price was discussed.
It was agreed, that joint decisions will be made with regard to concrete medical cases between medical sectors of two countries.
Medical trainings will be held both in Georgia and in Turkey and that will further increase sharing of experience between representatives of healthcare sector of two countries.
The meeting from Georgian side was attended by Acting Head of Administration of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Tinatin Khardzaini, Head of LEPL Regulation Agency for Medical and Pharmaceutical Activities, Zaal Kapanadze.
Within the framework of the visit, Deputy Minister, Giorgi Tsotskolauri met with Head of Turkish Association of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment Industry, Tolga Karakan and Director General of USHAŞ, Mehmet Ali Kiliçkaya. The participants of the meeting reflected on aspects of medical tourism and discussed future plans.
Deputy Minister visited Başakşehir hospital in Istanbul.
The parties positively assessed cooperation between Georgia and Turkey in healthcare field.