privatization of health care

Georgia signs deal with UK consultancy firm to reform its health system

By | April 10th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

A private clinic in Kharagauli. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has signed an agreement with a British consultancy firm to reform the country’s healthcare system. The goal of the agreement with Global Alliance for Health and Social Compact Ltd is to bring Georgia’s health system in line with European […]

Failed hospital chain returned to public ownership

By | November 21st, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

Aditti’s hospital in Kharagauli as it looked when DF Watch visited last July. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–All the Georgian hospitals which were owned by the Israeli company Aditti have now become government property. Aditti owned hospitals in nine regions of Georgia. Most of them are in a difficult condition and doctors at those hospitals have protested […]

Many hospitals to return to public ownership in Georgia

By | August 14th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Oncological Clinic in Tbilisi. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–Hospitals which are owned by Aditti, and the Oncological clinic in Tbilisi, will become government property, the Health Minister Davit Sergeenko says. The Oncological center in Tbilisi was privatized and bought by Canadian Pegasus Pharmaceuticals […]

Georgian doctors are fed up: haven’t been paid for six months

By | August 11th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

The hospital in Kharagauli, owned by Aditti. (DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Doctors demonstrated in six towns in Georgia Saturday, demanding to have their salaries. Their target is the company Aditti, which has bought many of the formerly state-owned hospitals in the country. Doctors have gone without pay for more than six […]

Georgia’s privatized health care system is failing

By | July 22nd, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

An eye doctor at Kharagauli hospital. (DFWatch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Medical personnel at the only hospital in Kharagauli haven’t received salary for the last four months, while the company which owns the management rights to the hospital is not fulfilling its obligations under the contract to rehabilitate the […]