Medicines for epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease to be added to the Free Medicine State Program

The socially vulnerable population and people with disabilities in Georgia are able to buy certain medicines for one lari. Photo: N.Alavidze/, 07 Dec 2018 - 14:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

The socially vulnerable population of Georgia and people with disabilities will soon be able to buy more medicines at a symbolic or halved price starting next year, with medicines for epilepsy and Parkinson’s being added to the list.

The medicines on the list are for chronic and cardiovascular diseases.

I am happy to say that medicines for epilepsy and Parkinson’s will be added to the list. We expect that the list will include 60 medicines at least,” Health Minister David Sergeenko stated.

Epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder, affects people of all ages and is in the top five of most common neurological disorders spread worldwide.

Parkinson’s is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.