Policy responses for Georgia - HSRM


Policy responses for Georgia

2.2 Workforce

Going into the pandemic, although there was a shortage of nurses in the health system, there was a surplus of doctors. The total number of doctors/nurses available is 3345/3245 accordingly. All health care workers who may come into direct contact with COVID-19 patients, have been trained according to the WHO guidelines and protocols: the emergency call protocol; rules for safely putting-on/taking-off personal protective equipment; procedures for the transfer of infected persons; and hand and surface treatment with disinfectant solutions.