The Cabinet held its first session in 2012 at the government`s chancellery today. The ministers will discuss 19 different issues. However, Prime Minister Nika Gilauri made a traditional statement at the beginning of the session. Gilauri said the top priority of the government in 2012 was the social programs, which in the first place include the growth of pension package from September 1st, 2012.
`Pensioners from the age of 67 will have their pensions grown up to 140 GEL. The pension package will include the insurance voucher too. In addition, every child up to five years` old will be also insured within the government`s social programs,` Gilauri said and added that the construction of new hospitals would continue this year.
He said 30 hospitals were opened in December 2011 and the process would continue in January. Larger hospitals will be opened in the regions of Georgia this summer.