27.Jan .2020 18:03

“State is obliged to take a good care of its servicemen in the first instance of course”, - Giorgi Gakharia

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"State is obliged to take a good care of its servicemen in the first instance of course, especially when its land is under occupation" stated Giorgi Gakharia, Prime Minister of Georgia in his speech delivered at the official launch of the Rehabilitation Centre for Wounded Servicemen in Tserovani today.

Head of Government of Georgia noted that the healthcare facility has been made possible with a direct engagement of the USA - strategic partner of Georgia.

"Today we are celebrating the official launch of a Rehabilitation Centre named after Maro Makashvili, which is very symbolic. It is equally symbolic that this healthcare facility has been made possible with a direct engagement of the United States of America - strategic partner of our country and I wish to express my gratitude to the US Government and Acting Ambassador. US contribution is around 4.5 MLN USD. We allocated 1 MLN GEL to equip it to the highest level. It is done for the benefit of our servicemen, their welfare, physical and psychic rehabilitation. Of course, State is obliged to take a good care of its servicemen in the first instance, especially when its land is under occupation and more so when it had soldiers engaged in the direct hostilities only a few years ago and especially if it sends servicemen to peace-keeping missions together with its international partners" noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.

Head of Government of Georgia thanked the Minister of Defense for significant steps made in the recent past and noted that wounded or injured servicemen already have a salary supplement in the range of 200-800 GEL with a decision of Irakli Gharibashvili.

"This is all done for you, as well as for the servicemen of our partner countries, together with whom you serve in peace-keeping missions and stand united in the shared effort for the security of our country.

I wish to primarily express my gratitude to the US Government and Acting Ambassador, along with our guests joining us in the launch. I wish to thank the Minister of Defense as well, who has been making very significant steps in the past few months. For instance, wounded and injured servicemen already have a salary supplement in the range of 200-800 GEL with his decision. It is great merits to the Minister of Defense. I want to primarily wish peace and good health to each of you. I wish to have no need of similar rehabilitation centers in our country and in countries of our friends" added the Prime Minister of Georgia.

Rehabilitation Center of unprecedented significance in the region was commissioned today in Tserovani and it is named after Maro Makashvili, National Hero of Georgia. It is equipped with an ultra-modern rehabilitation and medical equipment to significantly improve the physical and psychic rehabilitation of wounded servicemen.