Gov't urges doctors to work in Georgia’s mountainous regions

The village of Dochu in the Gometsari Gorge in Tusheti, eastern Georgia., 05 Apr 2015 - 16:55, Tbilisi,Georgia

Doctors who will work in Georgia’s mountainous regions for at least three years will get their residency programs funded by the Government.

Georgia’s Ministry of Health announced this new project after it identified the problem that there were a lack of qualified medical personnel at mountainous regions’ medical centres.

Those who will serve as doctors in the country’s mountainous areas will have an opportunity to get their residency programs financed in eight fields: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, general surgery, anesthesiology, reanimatology, obstetrics and gynecology and neonatology.

The Ministry hoped the new initiative would soon see people living in Georgia’s rural areas enjoy high quality medical care.