The joint meeting of the Health Care and Social Issues Committee and the Working Group of the Budget and Finance Committee on Reports of State Audit Service

06 Mar 2018
The joint meeting of the Health Care and Social Issues Committee and the Working Group of the Budget and Finance Committee on Reports of State Audit Service

The HealtCare and Social Issues and the Budget and Finance Committees heard the report by the working group on audit in Emergency Service.

The Report of Further Response Efficiency Audit endorsed on December 22, 2017 by SSS was introduced by the Auditor of the Audit Department, Ketevan Mtsuravishvili.

She emphasized the recommendations issued to the Emergency Service to eliminate the gaps detected in 2013. She spoke about the positive activities of the Ambulance Centers outlined in the audit of 2017.

K. Mtsuravishvili and the Head of the Audit Department, Irakli Tsitsilashvili answered the questions.

The Health Care and Social Issues Committee heard the information about the activity of Emergency Services in 2017 providing the budget of 2016-2018, implementation dynamics, implemented calls and hospitalization.

The report provided the problems entailed with vast amount of calls and imperfect dispatching.

The reporter, Deputy Director of the LEPL Emergency Center, Solomon Rostiashvili spoke about the solutions, novelties in service quality, namely the e-call system. The Center and the LEPL 112 have developed the rapid and simplified information transfer software.

The Head of the Emergency Coordination and Regime Department of the Health Care Ministry, Avtandil Talakvadze introduced the report on activity of the Emergency Coordination and First Aid Center.

He spoke about the services and the functions, as well as reorganization in the Center resulting in modernization of material-technical base, formation of the dispatcher in one structural unit, reduction of administrative costs and simplification of coordination.

The Chair of the Health Care and Social Issues Committee, Akaki Zoidze summed up the reports and stated that the emergency service shall properly operate. “At present, much has been done indeed and it is evident from the presentations. The task was not to find the offender but to discuss the further steps for improvement of the situation and elimination of the challenges, to find the adequate response, to jointly seek for solutions. We are ready to discuss the legislative changes if necessary. We may introduce the additional regulations to the law as we consider that the emergency service proper functioning is paramount”.

The Committee will continue consideration of the issue.