Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested a former mayor of Makhachkala on Friday evening, as he attempted to board a flight bound for Germany. The Investigation Department of Daghestan told OC Media on Saturday that Magomed Suleymanov, director of Daghestan’s Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund, was suspected of leading a ‘criminal community’, fraud, and theft of more than ₽210 million ($3.1 million).
The Minister of Health of the de facto Republic of Abkhazia announced on 29 March plans to sign an agreement with the Russian Federation to provide Abkhazians who are citizens of Russia with medical insurance. [Read more…]
Georgia’s Minister of Labor, Health, and Social Affairs, Davit Sergeenko, announced a ‘second wave’ of public universal healthcare on 16 March, which would provide differentiated packages for universal healthcare users. The proposals would deprive roughly 32,000 high income citizens of medical services currently covered by the universal healthcare programme.