Thursday, September 11, 2008

Refugee health issues discussed at Parliamentary Healthcare Committee session

High levels of anxiety, worry, memory loss and sleep deprivation, despondency, a feeling of hopelessness, aggressiveness and excitability were conditions detected among refugees from the Georgia-Russia conflict, Nino Makharashvili, head of the organization “Global Initiative Psychiatry,” told the Parliamentary Healthcare Committee session. Children present a similar range of problems, such as regressive behaviour, nightmares and tension, she said. This is the fifth time the Healthcare Committee discussed the issue.

Healthcare Committee Chairman Otar Toidze positively assessed the conducted work. He told journalists that good results were being achieved and the most important thing was to get people back to their normal condition.

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