The Committee discussed the draft State Budget 2021 introduced by the Deputy Finance Minister, Giorgi Kakauridze.
When introducing the initial version, the reporter stressed the assignments for the Ministry of IDPs, Health, Labor and Social Protection as the agency within the oversight of the Committee – 4.852 bl. GEL is to be allocated from the budget for this instance. The reporter dwelt on the programs and directions as follows:
The Chair of the Committee Dimitri Khundadze asked about the reason for the funds of the public healthcare reduced with 41 ml GEL and informed the reporter that the Committee is going to reject the draft if the assignments for this program are not increased.
The Deputy Health Minister, Giorgi Tsotskolauri responded to the question and elucidated that the final analysis on this direction has not been submitted to the Ministry yet and as soon as the analysis is introduced and discussed, this very article is going to the amended.
The opposition MPs Zurab Chiaberashvili and Levan Koberidze were critical about the draft. They made the political statements and criticized the activity of the Ministry.
The Committee approved the draft with the reservation that the joint meeting will be held to communicate certain issues.