Tbilisi mayor's office will help residents with cancer

Tbilisi mayor's office will help residents with cancer

On February 1st Tbilisi mayor's office is to start a program of financial assistance to patients with early diagnosed cancer of the mammary gland.

Those of them whose rating score does not exceed 150 thousand needed to combat this disease the drug "Herceptin" is provided free of charge. The rest of the mayor's office will finance 80% of the cost of the drug.

The effect of this program will be extended to those who are registered in the database of the municipality of Tbilisi before January 1st, 2016.

"The implementation of this unprecedented program will significantly reduce the cost of treatment. At the same time, 40-45% will reduce the risk of relapse and increase the effectiveness of treatment" Sputnik Georgia cites the mayor of Tbilisi, David Narmania.

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