Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili and the Minister of Health and Social Care of Georgia Zurab Chiaberashvili arrived in the Tetritskaro district today and visited the family of Bekauris, which have two children under the age of 5 and two pensioners. Prime Minister handed over the state-funded insurance policies to the children and explained the details of the insurance program to the family members. Two pensioners of the family were given their insurance policies a few days before, when they took their pensions. The governmental program of insurance will begin in September 2012. Afterwards, Prime Minister visited a multi-profile medical center in Tstritskaro and talked with the staff of the hospital about the problems they have and the implementation of the reform of the medical sector.
The autumn session of the parliament of Georgia opens with a meeting of the bureau, this time in Tbilisi. The Tbilisi office of the parliament was reconstructed and the lawmakers have moved from Kutaisi to the capital, however, the parliament speaker says the major sessions will be held in Kutaisi office sometimes.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has slammed the NATO Secretary General for his statements made on Ukraine`s crisis. Lavrov says that the statements made by Rasmussen on Ukraine`s crisis mostly exceed his competence.
Russia plans to alter its military strategy - deputy secretary of Russia Security Council Mikheil Popov has said. Popov defined that the developments in Ukraine and NATO`s presence in Eastern Europe, as well as its anti-missile defence plan makes Russia change the military doctrine and make it more precise.
Four convicts at the Kutaisi prison have gone on hunger strike. Reportedly, one of them has even sewed his mouth and eyes in protest. The protestors call for the prosecutor`s office to revise their cases, asserting they are not guilty in the crimes, for which they were convicted.
Three peaceful residents of the Shida Kartli Region, who were arrested last week by the Russian occupants for alleged crossing of the so-called border line of the occupied Tskhinvali Region, have been released today.