“Georgia has opened its pharmaceutical market to Turkey, which will lower the prices of medicines,” announced Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced Monday at a Cabinet meeting, with the decree coming into force the same day.
“I hope importers will import high-quality medicines from Turkey, which will significantly reduce the prices of medicines in Georgia very quickly. We will also develop a bill to better the situation even further,” he said.
“I now want to ask the Minister of Health to set up a working group, to ask the relevant parliamentary committees to start working together, because a number of laws will need to be changed and this will help make medicines even cheaper,” Garibashvili told the new health minister, Zurab Azarashvili.
“The task should be to monitor prices and control the quality. Quality medicine must be provided to our population,” the PM said.
By Ana Dumbadze