Additional 86 million lari to be allocated to Georgian Health Ministry
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 30 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
About additional 86 million lari ($ 1 = 1.69 lari) will be allocated to the Georgian Health Ministry in 2011. Some 55 million lari of this amount is envisaged to increase pensions for retirement age and the disabled persons of the first group to 100 lari, the Georgian Deputy Finance Minister Papuna Petriashvili said at a joint meeting of the parliamentary committees on European integration, international relations and diaspora affairs.
"Revenues of the 2011- state budget will be increased by 348.8 million lari, and today the directions of use of these funds (230 million lari) are already known, and the remaining 118 million lari will be accumulated in the general treasury account, which will allow saving expenditures and reducing the budget deficit during a year," Petriashvili said.
He said that at the President's initiative in particular expenditures are envisaged for increasing pensions and 55 million lari will be transferred to the Health Ministry for this purpose.
In addition, Petriashvili said vouchers were funded at the expense of the implementation of programs of the Health Ministry, and additional 30 million lari is planned to be allocated to the ministry in this regard. Also 896,800 lari will be allocated within a regional program on combating tuberculosis.