DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20222201
Published: 2022-08-26

Experience of local self-governments in providing medical services to the population in developing and developed countries

Mariami Matchavariani, Tsitsino Jorjoliani, Irine Zarnadze, Shalva Zarnadze, Tamar Bakradze, Giorgi Matchavariani, Gulnara Abashidze

Abstract


Background: The aim of the study was to investigate the role of local government and self-government and their role in health care of population. The study was conducted in a pandemic and was conducted through a Google form. The study also asked whether the population applied to the city hall and the government for funding, what kind of assistance it needed and whether its problem was solved. We conducted a large-scale study in Georgia to assess the role of local self-government and governance, the role of local governance and self-government in the health care scheme of the population.

Methods: We conducted a survey of 1,010 people across Georgia. There were both open and closed questions, with a minimum of 2 questions per question; an environmental survey was also conducted among the population. What did they want the funding to increase, what kind of service did they get and would they not improve anything?

Results: These issues became more apparent when we conducted a survey of 1,010 people across Georgia, the purpose of the survey was to assess the population’s opinion, their attitude towards funding, as well as their opinion on the role of local government and self-government.

Conclusions: Among the respondents, many residents received proper and full assistance completely, some at least partially, but no one was left unattended. Those of the respondents who needed help and did not apply for help from the city hall and the board, wondered what was the reason why they refrained.


Keywords


Healthcare services, Local government, Self-government

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