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25.11.11

Adoption of Penitentiary Health Care Reform Strategy

Tbilisi, 25.11.11 - A 2011-2013 Penitentiary Health Care Strategy has been adopted and presented to the public by the Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance and the Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia at Sheraton Metekhi Palace hotel (Tbilisi) on 25 November 2011. The Strategy was developed through the joint efforts of these two Ministries, NGOs and international organisations, with financial assistance and expert contribution from Denmark’s Georgia Programme 2010-2013 “Promotion of Judicial Reform, Human and Minority Rights”, a programme implemented by the Council of Europe. The strategy aims to bring the medical services provided in the Georgian penitentiary system in line with European and existing civil sector standards. One key objective is to improve primary health care in the penitentiary system and in-patient services for inmates. The Chair of the Supervisory Board on Penitentiary Health Care, members of Parliament, representatives of international organisations and NGOs have participate in the Round Table http://www.mcla.gov.ge/?action=news&lang=geo&npid=676.

 

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