The visit of the Deputy Minister of Health Radek Policar continued at the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health

Published in Health
Friday, 28 May 2021 10:36

The visit of the Deputy Minister of Health Radek Policar continued at the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health. The discussion with the Head of the NCDC Mr. Amiran Gamkrelidze focused on further strengthening of existing cooperation. Besides protective materials deliveries and rural doctors training in the beginning of the pandemic, Czechia assisted Georgia with creation of the online vaccination registration portal, which helps the Ministry of Health to prioritize age groups according to national vaccination plan and avoid disorganized queues of citizens. Both sides also discussed future development of the local oncology registry. As Czech Ambassador to Georgia Petr Mikyska reminded, “health sector is one of three priority sectors of the Czech Development Cooperation in Georgia and we will keep medical cooperation high on the agenda in the future as well”.

Georgia reports first case COVID-19 death

Published in Health
Saturday, 04 April 2020 13:54

Georgia reported the first case of death from COVID-19 infection – Amiran Gamkrelidze, Head of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health told journalists.

A 79-year-old woman, placed at the clinic on March 31, died from novel coronavirus and accompanied health complications. The patient belonged to Marneuli-Bolnisi cluster.

"Earlier this morning, a fatal case of coronavirus infection was confirmed. The victim is a 79-year-old woman, whose main diagnosis was Covid-19 and acute pneumonia. The complications included respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, septic shock, spontaneous pneumothorax, acute respiratory failure, acute failure of the cardiovascular system, acute heart failure. The concomitant diseases of this patient were quite severe,” said Amiran Gamkrelidze.

The number of cases of coronavirus infection has increased to 157 in Georgia. The information is posted on the government-run website stopcov.ge.

5 526 people are in quarantine and 344 are under inpatient care.

28 out of 157 people have recovered and one has died.

 

 

 

Georgia confirms 9 cases of COVID-19

Published in Health
Friday, 06 March 2020 08:16

Georgia has confirmed nine cases of the novel coronavirus /COVID-19/, a website – stopcov.ge reports. Georgian government has created this website to inform the public about the coronavirus.

162 individuals are under quarantine in Georgia currently, while 45 others are in hospitals, under the observation.

Head of the National Disease Control Centre Amiran Gamkrelidze stated that those five individuals travelled to Italy with the man who had tested positive for the novel virus.

Amiran Gamkrelidze noted that 25 people who had contact with this man were examined. Only five of them tested positive for the COVID-19.

Those five individuals were hospitalised in Tbilisi infectious hospital.

 

Third case of novel coronavirus /COVID-19/ confirmed in Georgia

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Saturday, 29 February 2020 14:37

The third case of novel coronavirus /COVID-19/ has been confirmed in Georgia – Amiran Gamkrelidze, Head of the National Center for Diseases Control and Public Health said.

Amiran Gamkrelidze said the patient, Georgian citizen, who has been in Iran, had an elevated body temperature and was immediately taken to Tbilisi Infectious hospital from the border Azerbaijan-Georgia checkpoint yesterday evening.

According to A. Gamkrelidze, the health of all three infected persons is satisfactory, and they are placed at an isolated bloc of the hospital.

Georgia confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country on February 26. The second case in the country was confirmed on February 28. 

Second case of novel coronavirus confirmed in Georgia

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Friday, 28 February 2020 16:15

The second case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Georgia – Amiran Gamkrelidze, Head of the National Center for Diseases Control and Public Health said. The infected person returned to Georgia from Italy.

According to A. Gamkrelidze, Director of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, another person identified with new coronavirus is a Georgian citizen, who arrived in Kutaisi International Airport from Italy. According to A. Gamkrelidze, the person showed symptoms of the virus the next day after arriving in Georgia.

“The person did not show symptoms upon arrival. The symptoms began to emerge the next day. The person flew to Kutaisi from Italy. His/her condition is satisfactory”, Gamkrelidze said.

The National Center for Disease Control does not specify the sex and age of the infected person.

Georgia reported the first case of coronavirus in the country on February 26.

Six out of 21 patients placed at Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases will be transferred to the quarantine bloc – Marina Ezugbaia, Medical Director of the Hospital told journalists.

According to Ezugbaia, these six patients tested negative on novel coronavirus but will remain at the hospital because of flu symptoms revealed by the signs of fever and respiration system’s complications.

 

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