Tbilisi to Have Rehabilitation Center for Children with Cancer

Tbilisi is to have a 24-hour rehabilitation center for young patients with cancer.

Social project ‘Happy House’ is the initiative of the Monk Andria Charity Fund. The State-led Solidarity Fund will finance construction of the center, which will be able to serve 20 children and their parents, 24 hours a day, free of charge. A special day-center will also operate at which 50 children and their parents will be able to receive a variety of free support services.

The founder of the Monk Andria Charity Fund, Tinatin Chkhvimiani, says that this will be the first facility in Georgia where children with tumors and their families are able to receive free treatment and rehabilitation services.

“The idea for the project was born when the Ministry of Economy granted a 6500-square meter area in the Dighomi village district to our fund,” Chkhvimiani explained. “We plan to run trainings and workshops to increase the skills of the center attendees,” she added.

Child rehabilitation implies care for children with serious tumors. The treatment involves mitigation of symptoms and psychological support for the children and their family members.

The opening ceremony of construction works was attended by members of Parliament, representatives of the business community and a number of clergymen.

The Vice-Premier and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mikheil Janelidze, said that taking care of citizens is the obligation of every civilized state.

“The State will always promote such projects,” he confirmed, adding that the activities of the Monk Andria Charity Fund are unprecedented.

The construction of ‘Happy House’ will be completed in the summer of 2019.

Thea Morrison

31 July 2017 21:13