Tbilisi: Deputy Ministers of Refugees, Labor, Health and Social Affairs from the Occupied Territories Tamar Gabunia and Tamar Barkalaia met with Sebastian Molineus, World Bank Regional Director.
The sides discussed issues of bilateral cooperation and future plans. The conversation focused on the activities carried out and planned within the framework of the World Bank COVID-19 Emergency Response Project and vaccine issues.
Tamar Gabunia thanked the World Bank Regional Director for the active involvement in the development of the National Vaccine Implementation Plan, including the active involvement in the preparation of the communication plan and the support mobilized in mobilizing financial resources for vaccine procurement.
According to the Deputy Minister, the Covid-19 emergency assistance project is actively working to equip the hospital sector, especially state-owned hospitals, which is an important precondition for both strengthening the health care system and responding effectively to the pandemic.
At the meeting, the World Bank Regional Director reiterated his support for Georgia.
"We talked about current and future projects. The World Bank supports and assists Georgia. Provides you with 2.5 million tests and respirators. We are ready to help vaccinate Georgia. In addition, we are planning a new project to help small and medium-sized businesses." - Sebastian Molineus, Regional Director of the World Bank said.
The sides also discussed future priorities. The conversation focused on the introduction of digital technologies and telemedicine in the primary health care system.