Before beginning the screening of wide masses of the population within the campaign of Euromelanoma of this year,the experienced doctors have already held the action at the Ministry of Labour,Health and Social Affairs. 70 employees of the Ministry have undergone skin examination and dermatoscopy. 2 cases of atypical mole syndrome have been revealed.
The Ministry of Health supported the campaign of Euromelanoma actively this year. On 26 May, on the Independence Day of Georgia, within the exhibition organized by the Ministry, the doctors participated in Euromelanoma will carry out the street action during which the population will be examined free of charge, screening of skin cancer will be carried out. The students and residents of the Specialty of Dermatology from Peter Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy will participate in the action together with the doctors.
The Week of Euromelanoma- Skin Cancer Screening throughout Georgia- has been taking place for the third time this year by the organization of the Association. The week was opened traditionally with the briefing at Tbilisi City Hall which was attended by Mamuka Katsarava,Head of Health and Social Affairs Service of Tbilisi City Hall, as well as the doctors participating in the campaign of Euromelanoma.
The campaign has been taking place with the support of Tbilisi City Hall for already three years. Mr. Mamuka thanked the organizations of the campaign and the participant doctors for their disinterested activity and noted that the campaign is very important and Tbilisi City Hall will always support such initiatives. This year Tbilisi City Hall will take responsibility for covering operation expenses for the cases of skin cancer revealed in the framework of the campaign.
Vice-President of the Association Prof. Zurab Rainauli has noted that the campaign of this year will be dedicated to the commemoration of the honorable doctor, oncologist of soft tissues, Mr. Raibul Todua.