On 27-28 July 2011, the working group charged with drafting
a Strategy on Health Care in the Penitentiary System for 2011-2013 will meet at
Kvareli Lake Resort. The work of the group will focus on the development of a
primary medical care policy and an organisational structure for the provision of
health care in prisons in Georgia, in line with standards of the Council of
Europe. This activity is conducted in the framework of the Denmarkâs Georgia
Programme 2010-2013 âPromotion of Judicial Reform, Human and Minority Rightsâ.
Seven representatives of the Ministry of Corrections and
Legal Assistance of Georgia, two representatives of the Ministry of Labour,
Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, representatives of the ICRC and two NGOs
working in the prison health care field will be involved in drafting the
Strategy . In addition, two international experts from the Council of Europe
will contribute to the development of the Strategy.
A second meeting of the working group is planned for 3-4
October 2011, followed by a round table on 5 October 2011, when the draft
Strategy will be presented to the Minister of Correction and Legal Assistance
and the Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, for its further
consideration, adoption and implementation.
For more information see: www.coe.int / www.coe.ge