Members of the Defence and Security Committee of the Parliament and Trust Group continue visits to the bases of Defence Forces across the country. This time, MPs visited Maro Makashvili Rehabilitation Center in Tserovani.
Together with the members of the Defence and Security Committee, head of Healthcare and Social Affairs Committee, Dimitri Khundadze was also present in the Center. The representatives of the legislative branch were hosted by the head of the Department of the Social Affairs and Psychological Support, Valeri (Buba) Lomuashvili.
MPs had an opportunity to have a look at the infrastructure of the Center which has been built and equipped with modern equipment with the support of US, also visited adopted spaces for physical and psychological rehabilitation of wounded soldiers and were briefed about the rehabilitation process by psychologists and soldiers themselves. Guests also had an opportunity to see sport, training, basketball and aqua therapy halls.
The Maro Makashvili Rehabilitation Center was built with cooperation with Georgia’s main strategic partner, United State of America. The Center provides full services to the wounded soldiers and their families’ needs. Under the initiative of Irakli Garibashvili, since January 2020, wounded soldiers, in addition to their salaries, receive bonuses ranging from 200 to 800 Gel, based on the trauma and general physical condition, also, 27th of January is declared as a day of Wounded Soldiers.
At this moment, 14 military personnel undergo rehabilitation process. Military personnel, Zaur Komakhidze is currently in the Center. He was wounded during his mission in Afghanistan and with the support of the Ministry of Defence he underwent successful surgery in Istanbul and after two years he was able to walk for the first time. MPs talked with wounded military personnel and thanked for his service.
In the frames of bilateral relations, members of the Defence and Security Committee of the Parliament and Trust Group have already visited Defence Institutional Building School (DIBS), Military bases in Vaziani and NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC).