Tamar Gabunia, the Deputy Minister of Health of Georgia, stated the number of patients in the intensive care units is increasing.
“So far, management is possible without mobilizing field resources. Many patients are being treated at home, and there is still a resource of covid hotels – it is minimally loaded at this point. So in the next few days, we will have the opportunity to actively manage the number of patients,” said Gabunia.
She also spoke about booster doses, and noted it is being discussed whether it is expedient to expand and remove the age limit.
“For example, in the case of smokers, it has been established that the effectiveness of the booster dose is high and it will be very difficult for us to differentiate smoker from non-smoker. Thus, we may recommend that if a person has any concomitant disease, he/she should take a booster dose and in agreement with the doctor, a person of any age can make a decision on their own,” Gabunia said.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze