Tbilisi, DFwatch – Beauty salons have to formally register at the Public Registry from October 1, in order to be properly examined by the Ministry of Health in the frames of the government program aimed at eliminating Hepatitis C.

Although there is no official data, the government and many experts believe the beauty salons, along with dental care facilities, contribute much to the ‘medical’ causes of Hepatitis C epidemic in Georgia.

The salons face fines for non-compliance, and in the case of chronic defiance even shutdowns.

The ministry resorted to same measures with the dental care facilities requiring them having a license.

The government launched program of elimination of C Hepatitis in 2015.