New Georgian Health Minister announces second stage of reforms
New Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze announced the second stage of reforms in the country.
Tikaradze, who headed Sachkhere Regional Hospital and non-commercial legal entity Dostakari, replaced David Sergeenko, who has resigned after seven years in post, and has been appointed as Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze’s advisor in health and labour issues.
Tikaradze said that carrying out the second phase of reforms in the health and labour system will not be easy, but said that she believed that with the support of the government she will do this successfully.
"It is a huge responsibility and I want to thank the PM for his trust and Mister Sergeenko for his recommendation. I am sure that Georgia will become one of the most successful countries in terms of healthcare," Agenda.ge cited her as saying.
Tikaradze is a graduate of Austrian Donau-Universitat Krems and worked in Germany in the medical field before starting work as a consultant in Sachkhere hospital [built with the funds of the founder of the Georgian Dream party Bidzina Ivanishvili] in 2009. In 2015 she was appointed as the director of the hospital with the recommendation of Sergeenko.