"We, as the Ministry of Health, Social Affairs, IDPs and Employment, are actively monitoring the health of the third President," Zurab Azarashvili, Georgia's Health Minister, said during his Ministerial Hour speech.
According to the Minister, the Penitentiary Service and its medical department are fully qualified to provide high quality medical services and necessary medication to any patient.
"If there is a need and the Penitentiary Service deems it necessary to involve any doctor or other qualified medical staff, it has full freedom in this regard. If any recommendation or support is needed from us, we are ready for it.
We also know that he has been offered examinations at a private clinic in Tbilisi. I am sure that the same type of examinations and tests are carried out in the penitentiary system, as there are quite high level specialists and they have high level equipment there. This offer has been voiced by the Minister of Justice," Azarashvili said.