Georgia: Twenty dental clinics closed due to Hepatitis C risk

Twenty dental clinics have been closed in Tbilisi and the regions because of unsanitary conditions and the high risk of Hepatitis C. Deputy Health Minister Valeri Kvaratskhelia stated that the monitoring in dental offices was carried out in the framework of the hepatitis C program through which dental clinics in Tbilisi and most regions of Georgia have been checked in order to eliminate the threat of hepatitis C and other infections.

“From the 20 clinics that failed to meet standards, five have already re-opened, as they have implemented our recommendations,” he said.

He also added that the monitoring has been beneficial to society.


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